Description Oostvoornse Meer
The Oostvoornse Meer is a lake created in the 1960's, when the mouth of the Meuse near Briel was closed. It once was a busy shipping route and most sites are 17th century shipwrecks. The wrecks are probably a result of a shallow sandbank called "De Hondenplaat" and the ships will have sunk rapidly due to the tides and river streams.
After the closing of the Oostvoornse Meer, sand excavations begun for the construction of Maasvlakte 1 and shipwrecks were revealed. Because the Oostvoornse Meer is situated at the estuary of the Meuse, a thick layer of silt was present. The sediment had highly preserved the remains and the sand excavation exposed and disturbed many wrecks. Because of the exposure of the wrecks, they were now vulnerable to illegal excavations and natural threats,like the shipwormTeredo navalis. In the Oostvoornse Meer more than a dozen shipwrecks are known, many of which are affected by the shipworm.
The Oostvoornse Meer 10 is a wooden shipwreck found in the Oostvoornse Meer, the Netherlands. The site possibly contains two shipwrecks, although that is not clear yet.