Centuries-old shipwrecks found in Baltic Sea.

March 10, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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Dozen centuries-old shipwrecks found in Baltic Sea

STOCKHOLM – A dozen centuries-old shipwrecks — some of them unusually well-preserved — have been found in the Baltic Sea by a gas company building an underwater pipeline between Russia and Germany.

The oldest wreck probably dates back to medieval times and could be up to 800 years old, while the others are likely from the 17th to 19th centuries, Peter Norman of Sweden’s National Heritage Board said Tuesday.

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Thousands of wrecks — from medieval ships to warships sunk during the world wars of the 20th century — have been found in the Baltic Sea, which doesn’t have the ship worm that destroys wooden wrecks in saltier oceans.
Last year, parts of a 300-year-old ship were salvaged from Germany’s Bay of Greifswald to clear a path for the pipeline, which expects to carry some 1.9 trillion cubic feet (55 billion cubic meters) of natural gas a year.
many of them are at a depth that would require very advanced and costly diving operations

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