At the 12 of september in 1745 the East Indiaman “Götheborg” ran aground at the entrance to Göteborg. The ship was fully laden with goods such as tea, porcelain, silk and spices, and had almost reached dock after her third voyage to China. A marine archaeological excavation lasting from 1986 to 1992 opened the door to a by gone century, adventurous voyages and trade with China. And awakened the dream of rebuilding the ship. In 2004 the dream was fulfilled and a reconstruction of a ship from the mid-18th century was built. Götheborg III is now one of the largest fullrigged wooden sailing ships in the world
We paddled to the Island of Knippelholmen very close to the underwater cliff where Götheborg ran aground. Still today it is possible to find porcelain chips from the sunken ship at the beach at Knippelholmen.
Maria is on her way to Knippelholmen
Porcelain findings from the ship Götheborg
“Götheborg III” is coming back home to Göteborg after the expedition to China 2005-2007