Continue straight ahead towards the Shipyard! Have you reached the fork in the waterway? Under no circumstances should you enter the right branch, known as the Kashubian Canal. Venturing there can result in severe penalties and is dangerous for you. Keep to the left side and resist the temptation to enter the Kashubian Canal, as one of the penalties includes the confiscation of a deposit.
Navigate between the Galar Gdanski and the shipyard buildings on your right. It was here that Solidarity was born, a peaceful movement aimed at achieving freedom, democracy, and the unification of Europe. After World War II, in the devastated city of Gdansk, the first shipyard work began in 1945. Two years later, the state-owned company Shipyard Gdansk was established based on the former Imperial and Schichau shipyards. In August 1980, a strike in defense of Anna Walentynowicz, who had been dismissed from the factory, quickly became the beginning and part of a nationwide protest against the oppressive policies of the Polish People’s Republic.
Exercise caution around larger vessels and proceed towards the former Pontoon Bridge, now named the Bridge of the 100th Anniversary of Poland’s Independence. Execute a swift maneuver to turn around and once again experience the history of Gdansk while observing the Shipyard from the water level.
Make sure not to accidentally turn into the Kashubian Canal, which is now located on the left side. Attention! We are returning to our peaceful harbor the same way we came. You can now admire the previously seen landmarks once again!