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Old goats like old boats. The Vasa.

  • Posted May 11, 2009 by Portreeslim Viewed 995 times
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We saw this on Sunday, I had to post some pics. It sunk in 1628 on it's maiden voyage- top heavy, never should have been built- and lay in Stockholm harbor for 333 years. Over 90% of it is original.

This is what it would have looked like.

This is the stern today.

it's housed in a huge building with 3 sets of doors to keep the environment optimal for preservation. It was flushed with a mix of water and polyethylene glycol for 17 years to replace the water in the wood with preservative.


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