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18th Century East India merchantman sails into London 19 May - 2 June

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  • A.H. Schulenburg
    East India merchantman sails into London 19 May to 2 JuneThe 18th Century Swedish Ship Götheborg, a full-scale replica of an 18th Century East India
    Message 1 of 1 , May 16 11:43 AM
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      East India merchantman sails into London 19 May to 2 June

      The 18th Century Swedish Ship Götheborg, a full-scale replica of an 18th Century East India merchantman, sails into London with cannons firing on Saturday 19 May from 2.00pm.

      The Swedish ship Götheborg is the first ever replica East India merchant vessel to sail into London and is the only ship like it in the world. The ship is returning to London 262 years after her original namesake left for Sweden; a dramatic, final voyage that saw the ship wrecked just outside Gothenburg Harbour as an insurance scam. She will stay in London until 2 June.

      Further details at:

      http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/media_centre/files2007/18th+Century+Swedish+Ship+Gotheborg+arrives+in+London.htm

      Regards,
      Alexander

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