DUBoak: Brand New Malinska Maritime Heritage Centre Opened

Lauren Simmonds

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It’s not exactly news to anyone that the Republic of Croatia as a whole has an enormous tie to the sea, with the Adriatic part of the country drawing a long and extremely rich history based on the depth of its relationship with it. From food to trade, transport and defense, these ties continue to bind to this very day despite history having altered tremendously throughout time.

As Morski writes, the new Malinska maritime heritage centre (DUBoak) has been opened in Malinska on the popular island of Krk. The Malinska maritime heritage centre was built thanks to the European Union (EU) project Arca Adriatica, which deals with the protection, promotion and tourist valorization of the Adriatic’s extremely extensive maritime heritage.

The rich maritime heritage, sailing culture, shipbuilding skills and coexistence of island people with the sea and forest were evoked in the facility worth around 11.5 million kuna, and the Lastavica Sports and Fishing Association and the Malinska Sailing Club also found their home there.

It was built on the place where the people of Dubas once busied themselves and unloaded wood from ox-carts, which were then loaded into bracers and camps headed for Rijeka and even across the Adriatic Sea to Venice, a place where a deep and strong connection between Dubasnica and the sea was formed.

Given the unbreakable connection between the sea and traditional boats on the coastal side and oak on the forest side, the name “DUBoak” is reminiscent of the deep sea, and also represents a play on words.

The conceptual design of the new Malinska maritime heritage centre and the very execution of the project comes signed by a talented team of architects, heritage interpreters, marketers and experts in the field of multimedia.

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