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MaSS

stepping stones of maritime history

Description

Probably a Dutch armed merchant man in the service of the WIC, or a private trader. Wood samples have been taken from the barrels. Wood identification on 3 barrels and 27 pieces of supportive wood revealed that all of the wood was cut in the northeast of South-America.

Together with the findings of cacao between the barrels and the lacking of W.I.C. marks, it is assumed that the ship was probably a Dutch private charter that had just arrived from Surinam and adjacent regions. While the ship was waiting on the Texel street it sunk.

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East Indiaman

Roman structures