CITY CLOCK – an exclusive souvenir from City Krk

“Cristo Ressussitato” PADDLE

The Battle of Lepanto took place on 7 October 1571 when a fleet of the Holy League, a coalition of Spain (including its territories of Naples, Sicily and Sardinia), the Republic of Venice, the Papacy, the Republic of Genoa, the Duchy of Savoy, the Knights Hospitaller and others, decisively defeated the main fleet of the Ottoman Empire.

The five-hour battle was fought at the northern edge of the Gulf of Patras, off western Greece, where the Ottoman forces sailing westwards from their naval station in Lepanto met the Holy League forces, which had come from Messina. Victory gave the Holy League temporary control over the Mediterranean, protected Rome from invasion, and prevented the Ottomans from advancing further into Europe. Lepanto was the last major naval battle fought almost entirely between oar-powered galleys, and has been assigned great symbolic importance since then.

In memory of Lepanto battle we made the reconstruction of the paddle that was used on galley “Cristo Ressussitato”. Cristo Ressussitato was galley with seemans from island Krk, Croatia.
The paddle is 12,5 meters long and weight 150 kg.

The complete paddle building process is photo-documented HERE


Few calendars are made by Leut too. HERE You can find complete 2006. year calendar.