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.
References in writing
- Brenk, S. van den & M.R. Manders, 2014: Monitoring Scheepswrakken Burgzand Noord Periode 1998-2013, Periplus Archaeomore/RCE Rapport 13-A031, Amsterdam.
- Manders, M.R., 2018: Preserving a layered history of the Western Wadden Sea. Managing an underwater cultural heritage resource, Amersfoort.
- Vos, A. 2012: Onderwaterarcheologie op de Rede van Texel, Amersfoort.