The East Indiaman Götheborg is a large wooden sailship, a replica of the vessel with the same name. The original sank off Gothenburg on the 12 September 1745 while approaching its home harbour after returning from her third voyage to Asia. All sailors survived, but the ship, fully laden with tea, porcelain, silk and spices, was lost. The replica, following a different route from the original, set sail from Gothenburg on 2 October 2005, came as far as Shanghai where it stayed two months last year, and is now on its return journey. It is set to arrive in London tomorrow, and return home to Gothenburg on 9 June 2007. Gothenburg and Shanghai have been sister cities since the mid-1980s.
Photo of the East Indiaman Götheborg by Mike Chen was found via the Shanghaiist Contribute page.
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