This summer, during the filming of the documentary "Fluit", the diving team found the whole transom of the unusually well-preserved wreck. When the divers managed to turn it over, an engraving with the year 1636 and an image of a swan was revealed. The Swan is assumed to be the ship's name.
Now the maritime archaeologists are looking for the fluit's origin and mission, and what may have happened on a fateful day when the ship sank.
- I already saw last year that it was an early flute, it was long and narrow, says maritime archaeologist Niklas Eriksson at Stockholm University. And that was right, he continues:
- Now we know that it was built in 1636 and was called The Swan. A closer examination of the transom will probably also reveal the weapon for the ship's home port, he says happily.
State maritime archaeologist Minna Koivikko from Finland is just as enthusiastic:
- This finding, restores my faith in miracles. I have never experienced anything like this in my career that extends over 30 years, she says.
The historical documentary "Fluit", will be shown on Swedish Television 2023.