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Facts about the champagne schooner on Åland

In the beginning of July 2010 a group of divers from Åland and Sweden found a previously unknown shipwreck at a depth of approximately 50 meters in the southern part of Åland's outer archipelago.

The ship’s carvel‐built hull was revealed to be almost intact except for the stern, where the transom had fallen away. The cargo hold seemed to be empty. Just behind the main‐mast on the port side a brick oven with cooking pot was found. Behind this lay navigational instruments, plates and a kettle. In the stern, starboard of the rudder stock, the divers saw a number of bottles, which looked like they were made for sparkling wine.

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