[Watch] Largest Wooden Sailing Ship Arrives In Thames

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The Götheborg of Sweden is the world’s largest ship to sail on oceans, and last visited London in 2007. It will be docked at the Quay Dock at Canary Wharf and is open to visitors from 8 – 11 August. 

The ship is a replica of an 18th-century East Indiaman that sank outside of Gothenburg in 1745. The ship originally carried tea, porcelain, silk and herbs to Sweden from China, with tea being the most important cargo.

When the ship sets sail across the oceans these days, a crew of 70 are on board to manage all elements of sailing, as the ship is run solely on people power without any other sort of engine or propulsion.

 

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Source: City AM

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