Infact when one said Ostende he means Mercator. This Belgium school ship sailed until 1960. It was on board of this ship that the dead body of father Damien was sent home. This three masts ship has its interior preserved as in its original design. Nowadays the Mercator is like a museum where are exhibited maritime objects collected when the ship was sailing in different seas. While visiting the ship, someone may enlarge his knowledge about school ship.