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Sea Captain’s Cabin

High-quality accommodation for special moments in life.
Janne Byström lived at sea for 38 years – for more than half of his life. He worked as a seaman for 15, a mate for 6 and a sea captain for 17 years.
Janne was interested in birds, and it is not an exaggeration to that he was both a sea captain and an ornithologist in one. The captain had bought bird cages and even some birds during his trips, but his favourite hobby was to catch birds that had flown onto the ship and add them to his “collection”. In his cabin, he had ceilings full of birds in cages: canaries, goldfinches, and other singing birds. He didn’t have a parrot, even though many had brought one home.

Seamen had a deep respect for Janne Byström both as a captain and as a human being. This was seen in the way that his ships were always very popular amongst the new recruits. He was seen as a good, reliable and careful sailor. Ship building and seafaring as an industry went down in Raahe at the end of the 1890s, and the biggest factor was the so-called composite ships’ new era, and the merchants in Raahe didn’t want to start investing in the new technology. So, the 57-year-old sea captain became unemployed in the spring of 1895.

The Sea Captain’s Cabin is decorated as it was back in 1896 when Janne was already ashore and had left his stunning career as a sea captain behind him, with the captain’s portrait on the wall and many beautiful birds in the room as memories of his seafaring times. In this “cabin”, Janne spent his retirement years, looking back to the birds flying free in the sky and the stormy nights at sea.

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Miss Sofia’s Chamber
Miss Sofia’s Chamber 2 Sleeps
The romantic Miss Sofia’s Chamber is decorated in the style from the time when Sofia slept in it her last maiden night and got married to her great love in the church next door on the following day.
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130
Shop Maiden’s Room
Shop Maiden’s Room 2 Sleeps
High-quality accommodation for special moments in life. Anna is an 18-year-old sea captain’s daughter. She is from an educated home and she has been taught to count and read at home. This is thanks to her father’s pride – he is pleased to tell people that at his house both boys and girls have these important basic skills, which are necessary in work life.
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130
Sea Captain’s Cabin
Sea Captain’s Cabin 2 Sleeps
High-quality accommodation for special moments in life. Janne Byström lived at sea for 38 years – for more than half of his life. He worked as a seaman for 15, a mate for 6 and a sea captain for 17 years. Janne was interested in birds, and it is not an exaggeration to that he was both a sea captain and an ornithologist in one. The captain had bought bird cages and even some birds during his trips, but his favourite hobby was to catch birds that had flown onto the ship and add them to his “collection”. In his cabin, he had ceilings full of birds in cages: canaries, goldfinches, and other singing birds. He didn’t have a parrot, even though many had brought one home.
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130
Patron’s Chamber
Patron’s Chamber 2 Sleeps
High-quality accommodation for special moments in life. Johan Lang received his merchant rights in 1771. When Johan’s house burnt down in the fire of Raahe in 1810, he claimed two plots in the new town plan near the Big Market Square, which was a real cornering. In 1811, he had Lang’s Lower Manor House built on the north-west corner of the Big Market Square and the Lang main building in 1812.
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135
Madam Johanna’s Room
Madam Johanna’s Room 2 Sleeps
High-quality accommodation for special moments in life. Johanna Gustava Franzén née Lang (1796-1826) was the daughter of Johan Lang, who built the house, and Sofia Vidbäck. In 1814, Johanna got married to Zachris Franzén (1787-1852) who worked as an accountant at her father’s trade house. Johan Lang and Sofia Vidbäck (1760-1834) had only daughters. During those times, one’s wealth was inherited from the father, not from the mother, and the inherited wealth was always taken care of by a man, whether that was one’s father, husband or son. The owner family of the Lang Trade House changed thus twice when the company was transferred through marriage first to the Franzén family (1823) and afterwards to the Sovelius family (1859).
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140
Madam Jenny’s Room
Madam Jenny’s Room 2 Sleeps
High-quality accommodation for special moments in life. Johanna Margareta (1830-1857), who was known as Jenny, was the daughter of Zachris Franzén and his second wife Lovisa Eleonora Frosterus. In 1850, Jenny married Fredrik Sovelius (1822-1897) who worked as an accountant at the Trade House of Lang.
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140
Common House
Common House 4 Sleeps
High-quality accommodation for special moments in life. The merchant of the Lang House used to work in the corner room of the main building. In the front room, guests coming from further away were greeted by the accountant, who led the farmers and merchants further to the study to make deals. Another busy hub of the house must have been the Common House, where the servants lived. The Common House was located on the courtyard in another building, which now has been demolished.
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Accommodation

A house full of stories! Hotel rooms at the House of Lang each tell a story of a person who lived back in the 19th century.

All our hotel rooms are dedicated to persons who were important to the House of Lang back in time. A person’s life story has been the starting point for the room décor planning, and the room decoration has been placed to a specific important moment in time for the person in question.

The Sea Captain’s Cabin tells the story of a time when the Captain Janne Byström spent his retirement days in the home harbour of Raahe in the 1890s when Raahe’s glorious sailing ship era had ended. The Miss Sophia’s Chamber is decorated in the style from the time when Sofia had slept her last maiden night in it on the 13th of February in 1843. Each room owner has his or her story to tell, and they will tell those stories to you via the AR application when you are their guests in the rooms!