500 Year Old Shipwreck, with slight relic job

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  1. dkmw

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    Frigid water of the Baltic Sea has performed an amazing preservation job. As a part time boatbuilder in a previous life, I’m fascinated by their construction techniques. I know when the Spanish came here, if a boat got wrecked they’d just start cutting down wood and build a new one. All hand work.

    NYT has the best images/vids, but of course there may be a paywall https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/22/...heology-shipwreck.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

    Free site https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...-baltic-sea-renaissance-mystery-a9016221.html

    Maybe I should put this in Tele Home Depot:)
     
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    Interesting.

    The Baltic does appear to give up some of her ghosts.

    A somewhat related note: Due to the number of reasonably well preserved shipwrecks a new maritime-archaeological museum is opening (news) next to Stockholm’s Vasa Museum in Stockholm in 2020.
     
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    Sure looks like Viking ship with raiding craft. The fact that it still has the anchor tied off and no obvious hole in the hull, must have gone down in a tall swell. They have one recovered in a museum in Narvik Norway that looks pretty much the same.
     
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    The NY Times link opened without requiring a log on. The reconstruction images were nothing short of spectacular viewed on a high resolution monitor. The videos looked unprocessed. They were low contrast but nonetheless very exciting to watch, like the "walk around" videos of aircraft we sometimes see posted. Thank you for posting this fascinating piece.
     
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    Science!!!!!

    The shipwrights who built her would be proud, too.
     
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    And we can't do this with 5-6 figure vintage guitars???


    Geeeez.
     
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    The preservation is astonishing. We must know what kind of wood was used. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Very cool. I love this stuff.
     
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    I’d like a Tele made from that.
     
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    Another great find, and the Swedes will do a fine restoration, as they did with the 300+ year old Vasa warship. I visited the Vasa museum in 2017...an entire 4 story building dedicated only to that ship located in Stockholm, Sweden..it's huge...HUGE.
     
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    Thank Thank you very much for this post! I really enjoyed the information and pictures.you very much for this post! I really enjoyed the information and pictures.
     
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    Interesting... thanks!
     
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    Could you use the wood to build guitars??
     
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    If It’s 500 years old it’s waaaaaay past the Vikings. More Columbus era
     
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    Yes, one of the articles put it in the age of Columbus and Da Gama. Unreal, 500 years on the ocean bed and looks like you could raise it, pump it out and float it.
     
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    I’d guess that the wood dating tech could be applied to guitars, but it might be expensive. Maybe like everything else tech, the cost will come down in the future.

    I’m glad this post was well-received, I thought that the erudite and sophisticated group here would like it. When we’re not making cargo shorts jokes.....
     
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    As mentioned above, it would be a great source of guitar wood ...
     
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    I have a nice whisky flask. It is covered in 300 year old reindeer leather recovered perfectly preserved from a wreck in the Baltic.

    The original cross cross tool markings on it were made by some hand centuries ago. Quite remarkable.
     
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