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Situated in the middle of Great Belt between Fyn and Sjælland (Sealand) has Sprogø always played a special role.

For centuries was it’s a place so seek shelter in bad weather on the sea journey – Normally was it only the keeper of the lighthouse who lived here for a longer period, but back in the 1709-10 under the plague (the dark death) was here a quarantine station for people who could have gotten the disease. (The house can still be seen)

From 1923 to 1961 was here a home (or prison) for 22 young women, who couldn’t behave (they was of “easy virtue” and was put here to learn better manners).

In the 1990ies was Sprogø made part of the bridge / tunnel connection between Fyn and Sjælland – There was also plans of making a parking place here as well, and a lot of people was looking forward for a hotdog at this fine island. But the area instead declared protected zone for the birdlife.

The half marathon at the 28th of May was the first chance for a lot people, including myself to set foot here.
Lat: 55:19:28N (55.3245) Lon: 10:56:43E (10.9452)

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