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Keywords:

  • shipwreck;
  • 17th century;
  • Baltic Sea;
  • fluyt ship;
  • merchant shipping

In 2009 the well-preserved wreck of a 17th-century merchant ship was found at a depth of 50 m in the Stockholm Archipelago. On the top of the ship's rudder is a carved lion, inspiring the working name ‘Lion Wreck’. The state of preservation provides a rare opportunity to study the conditions on board a typical 17th-century Dutch merchant ship trading in the Baltic. The aim of this text is to describe and summarize the first thorough survey of the site, carried out in spring 2010.

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