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This is the once-prosperous, once-private home of a successful sea captain, Rasmus Minor, whose other bequests to Ærø included an orphanage and a retirement home. In the 1950s, his widow, Maren Minor, willed the house and its collection of nautical artifacts to the municipality as a museum. It's not much of a sight, but in its own way is some kind of immortality for the captain. If he hadn't given his home, his name would certainly be forgotten today. Give it 20 minutes or so. Although Minor always declared his love for his native Ærø, he eventually left the island and sailed for a new life in the United States.