Champion Power Andersson

Champion Power Andersson

Regina Andersson 1854-1934

Regina was a tough cookie. She married young, to the skipper Karl-Johan Andersson, and the pair built a house on the east side of Fiskebäckskil in 1878.

The following year, when their son was just nine months old, Karl-Johan lost his life at sea.

As she couldn’t afford to keep the house they’d built, Regina was forced to sell up and borrow money for a new home, offering Karl-Johan’s pension as security. She moved into a new home with her son and elderly mother, who lived to be 96 years old. Another widow and her four children also moved in for a time.

Regina and Karl-Johan’s son, Karl, did odd jobs at Lyckes cannery and was eventually rewarded with a rowing boat for his efforts. He made himself a successful summer business ferrying tourists across the bay, but an innate handicap made him weaker and weaker with every season. Karl eventually passed away at just 23.

The now 50-year-old, and no doubt heart-broken, Regina had to step up once again. She carried on rowing her late son’s boat for 28 years, right up to her death in 1934, charging just 5 öre (a couple of pennies) per crossing.

Rowing boats were used to ferry passengers across the bay at Fiskebäckskil until the 1960s – and they weren’t just for tourists on their way to restaurants. Schoolchildren, housewives and employees at Lyckes cannery all jumped on board too. E B Lycke, who ran the cannery, was so pleased with Regina’s service that he named one of his products – The Regina Herring – after her.

The original recipe for that particular delicacy has sadly been lost, but we’ve dedicated one of our own pickled herrings to the hard-working lady that inspired it. Don’t miss Reginas Roddarsill (Regina’s Rower’s Herring) if you get a chance to try it.

Room standard

This room is of type "Junior Suite" and offers:

  • 33 sqm
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Safe
  • Free access to WiFi
  • TV

Room information

Carpe Diem 210 cm wide bed. Sofa. Private balcony facing south and a balcony facing east and views of the guest harbor. Bathrobe and slippers for a pleasant stay

Price: from 2.295:- SEK

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A place for stories – old and new

Welcome to your room. Make yourself comfortable on the bed, read what we’ve written about the person who inspired it and allow yourself to lose yourself in their story.

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