The ships of the Baltic Sea have been ghost ships
The Discovery of the Srum Logboat on the Glomma River and its earliest known shipwreck from the 1300s to the 1800s
The vessel, with its unique stem posts and overlapped planks, reveals a moment in the lake’s maritime history and is estimated to date between the 1300s and 1800s.
Meanwhile, the researchers continue to map out the bottom of the lake. So far, they have only mapped 15 square miles, but have much more to do. More shipwrecks will be found, according to degrd.
The freshwater environment and lack of wave activity kept the vessel in top shape, except for a small amount of rust at each end of the ship. The wearing away of the metal in the wreck is a sign that it has sat on the lake bed for a long time. He said that when all of the nails break, the ship will probably lose its structure.
The central rudder, which was used for steering before the late 13th century, is indicated in the stern section of the vessel. Combining those two features, archaeologists were able to estimate the ships range of no earlier than 1300 and no later than 1850.
The ship is built using a technique in which the plank of the body are parallel to one another. It was used during the Viking Age to make the vessel lighter and stronger and is known as clinker construction.
The ship was believed to have gone down in bad weather since it was found in the middle of the lake. It’s most likely that the ship used square-shaped sails, he added, that proved to be difficult to navigate for seafarers caught in extremely windy conditions.
The oldest vessel to be discovered in Norway’s waters to date is the Sørum logboat, found in the Bingen Booms on the Glomma River and dated back to 170 BC. The nearly 2,200-year-old shipwreck was relatively well preserved for being thousands of years old.
During the Viking Age, the lake served as a big trade route, although there are notable gaps in what is known before and during these times, according to Ødegård. Regardless of the age, any find will tell us better about how the shipbuilding tradition was developed in an inland lake compared to the Nordic countries.
On the final day of the exploration, the researchers had sent down an ROV in an attempt to capture footage of the wreck, but they had to abort the mission due to bad weather. degrd would like to try again in the next year.
“We could find vessels from since the beginning of human activity in the area. They could be present, and in good condition,” Ødegård said. “You can’t rule out anything.”
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Dahm takes haunting photographs as he dives. The sunken ship furniture, wall carvings, and clock are all intact.
Douglas and Dahm plan trips to particular sites to see particular ships. They get tips from local fishermen, and other times follow in the footsteps of other divers.
“I was scared of water – but things that scare often also fascinate,” he tells CNN Travel. After a bit of persuasion from friends, he gave diving a shot.
He explains that they are two to three divers working together while he is the only one who can handle close-ups.
The team can’t ever linger as Dahm and Douglas are at the depths. The ships submerged as deep as 60 meters are in the book.
“We don’t know its name, why it sank or where it was headed. Dahm said the ship had a valuable cargo and did not reach its destination.
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