The wreck of the West Indiaman
In the Wadden Sea are hundreds of wrecks dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The ship remains disappear under the sand and come occasionally back above the sand, because the messengers of the Wadden Sea is always moving. In the twentieth century many ships were again visible to the divers.
Sometimes currents are diverted by natural conditions or by human intervention. The construction of the Dam has caused a powerful current that runs differently than before. Wrecks therefore churned again exposed.
About twelve wrecks are now on the list of finds of great value. This involves vessels from the Golden Age, armed merchant ships, divers, archaeologists and naval experts make your mouth water.
There are more wrecks in the Wadden Sea than twelve now registered. The knowledge is there coaxed from historical reports. Sometimes the wreck did not slump to the bottom but it drifted to the Frisian coast. There were enough fans to dismantle the wreck.
In tonnes of tropical hardwood transported the ship:
- pots and pans;
- Bob lake;
Antiques Regout Plate - Photo Dirk Visser
- Pole Worm;
The North Sea is dotted with scheepswraken richer than the Wadden Sea. There are thousands of wrecks that, insofar as they do not lie under the sand, are home to anemones, crabs and lobsters.
Extraordinary is the antique crockery.
Vodka Kruikje Ameland Read the story of a rambler from neighbors about the wodkakruikjes of Ameland:
?? Some are full. Each jar has approximately the same shape and color. It is well known here in Buren, through the stories of elderly people who should know according to tradition, this so-called pitchers of the ship that is stranded in the distant past in the trench southeast of the Oerd or start the Hon. This ship was filled with vodka and irregular coils are today still in jugs. This channel is called popularly Vodka Trench. Multiple beachcombers to the east also have many stand jar on the windowsill. Some few dozen.
Wrecks on the map of Ameland are all stranded ships with the name of the skipper, what the ship was carrying, what destiny had it, etc. However, this card does not go back beyond the year 1811. Before that time there was no record or register. On this map wrecks the ship has not been reported. So far we can not find any information beyond the tales of lore. Being handmade pitchers are, we can determine approximately what time this must have been. After all, later the jars were made by machine and later were mostly glass bottles. It may be that the pottery is made in Germany. Nassau pottery, Westerwolde, baardmankruikjes? One can think of the years 1750-1800 but this is just an indication.
It is certainly worthwhile to find out what this kind of story behind it. These are admittedly but pitchers but we know that they come from the decaying ship out the vodka gully. This channel has been virtually blocked. So far the story of the wodkakruikjes from the vodka gully. ??