Ems-Dollard stories
In our new project in 2016-17 we collect stories from the Ems-Dollard coast in the province of Groningen. We will present these at the internet, and publish a selection in a book. To achieve this we organised story telling evenings, boattrips and coach excursions. We worked together with several local historian societies. Please read the overall programme as well as the successive stories that we are putting online.


(photo's: Henk Postma)

  • Programm "Verhalen van de Eems-Dollard kust"

    Stories are online
    Please click on the links and read the stories. We will present more stories in due time.

    1. Hidde Feenstra - ‘Monnike-Langenoog’ – Mythe of werkelijkheid?
    A riddle of the Groninger Wadden

    2. Karel Essink - Visserman gered door grenspaal in de Dollard
    Fisherman saved in the Dollard

    3. Karel Essink - Boerenzoon bedacht Eemshaven
    The story about dr. ir Johan van Veen

    4. Karel Essink - Veenkoloniaal afvalwater en Dollard
    On historic waterpollution in the Dollard

    5. Koos de Vries - Opkomst en ondergang van het eilandje Heffesand
    On a mythical little island in the Wadden Sea

    6. Zwanette Jager - Vis als graadmeter voor de Eems-Dollard
    A healthy fish population in the Ems estuary?

    7. Koos de Vries - Dollard: landschapsontwikkeling van vóór de Dollardinbraken
    The landscape of the Dollard: from pleistocene to present

    8. Wiepke Toxopeus - Een bruin leven op Rottum
    Mobilization in 1939-1940; army soldiers op Rottum

    9. Egge Knol - Kapen op Rottumeroog
    Two old beacons on Rottumeroog to guide shipping to the Ems estuary

    10. Egge Knol - Het Bosch van Watum als baken voor zeevarenden
    A 'forest' as beacon for sailors in the Ems estuary

    11. Johan Pijpker - Vissen op het Wad
    A young teacher goes out fishing at the tidal flats

    12. Henk Schol - Werkzaamheden op de Rottums in 1976-1985
    About osiers, planting of Marram grass and catch of rabbits

    13. Freja en Harry Huizing - Vakanties op Rottum
    Our summer holidays on the isle of Rottum where our father was a warden

    14. Jan Schoonveld - Storm, sigaren en gymschoenen
    Memories from a sluice-keeper at Noordpolderzijl

    15. Albert Buursma - Visserij in het Eems-Dollardgebied
    Centuries of fishery in Ems and Dollard, especially shrimpfishery from Termunterzijl

    16. Gea Straat - Luitje Smit, toneelschrijver uit Roodeschool
    About my grandfather who was a playwright in his pare time

    17. Egge Knol - Het hunebed bij Delfzijl
    Unexpectedly, a megalithic grave was found near Delfzijl in 1983

    18. Appie Kant - Garnalen vissen en garnalen pellen
    A family of shrimp fishers developed a machine for pealing shrimps

    19. Bert Bultena - Het weer het jaar rond
    Memories of life in North Groningen during the seasons of the year

    20. Pieter Bakker - De Bakkers van Termunterzijl
    On generations of shrimp fishers in the Dollard

    21. Jaap Boxma - De ondergang van de 'Santa Lucia'
    Former pilot tells about the shipwreck and the salvage of the crew in 1964

    22. Erik de Graaf - De voogdendynastie Van Dijk op Rottum
    From 1782 until 1908 all wardens at the island of Rottum were members of the Van Dijk family

    23. Bert Bultena - Harke Bultema, van polderjongen tot dominee in Amerika
    A concise biography of Harke Bultema (1884 - 1952)

    24. Egge Knol - De randen van een verloren Reiderland
    Signs of the old peat landscape that remained after the formation of the Dollard embayment

    25. Karel Essink - Grenspaal in de Dollard
    A boundary mark built in the Dollard in 1938-39 that due to Wolrld War II never got an official status

    26. Bert Bultena - Oosteinde dorp dankzij Nijkerkje
    The village Oosteinde developed 160 years ago only after the church was built. A short history.

    27. Jan P. Koers - Hoe ik geïnteressseerd raakte in de archeologie
    Memories of archaeological finds of gold coins and brackish water bivalves near Scheemda

    28. Johan van Dalen - Garnalenvissers zonder boot
    Momories of shrimp fishing with a push net (1940)

    29. Karel Essink - Kwik in de Eems
    On the historic mercury pollution in the Eems estuary, and the solution of the problem