Götheborg of Sweden is now moored in Barcelona for the winter stopover, and the plan has been to continue to Asia in March 2023. This plan has now been postponed, and the ship will instead sail in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe in 2023.
History on the 12th of September, 275 years ago
This Saturday, the 12th of September, marks 275 years since the original East Indiaman Götheborg ran aground on the underwater rocks of Knippla Hunnebådan (close to the port of Gothenburg) and sank.
Back then, most of the ship's cargo was salvaged and the cannons and rigg were also taken out of the water.
More than 200 years later, in December 1984, the Swedish Maritime Archaeology Society in Gothenburg carried out the first dives on the wreck. This led to the idea to reconstruct the ship.
Author Anita Steiner participated in the excavation of the East Indiaman Götheborg, through documentation of the findings and the people that worked on the project.
We are very proud to announce that Anita Steiner will be at the ship this Saturday! She will give two lectures (in Swedish) about both the excavation and about the creation of the popular books "Jacob sails to China" and "Tånge Sjötroll".
On October 27, Götheborg of Sweden arrived to Barcelona and moored at one of the top locations in the city harbour: Port Vell/Rambla de Mar. The first weekend in Barcelona was the official stopover, with full crew, and the ship fully rigged. We want to thank Barcelona for the very warm welcome!
Are you interested in Volunteering at Götheborg during her maintenance stop in Barcelona? We now offer a limited amount of volunteer positions for people of 18 years and older!