Poole wreck: 17th-century rudder comes ashore after 400 yearstags: shipwrecks, England, United Kingdom, Poole wreck
An elaborately carved rudder that has sat on the seabed of the English Channel for more than 400 years has been raised by archaeologists.
The rudder, which features a man's face carved into the wood, is part of the so-called Swash Channel Wreck, thought to have been a Dutch trading ship that sank in the early 17th century.
Very little is known about the ship, which was discovered on the seabed near Poole harbour in Dorset....
comments powered by Disqus
- Judith Kelleher Schafer, 72, a historian of slavery and prostitution, dies
- Northwestern celebrates Garry Wills with a book in his honor
- Conservatives go after UCLA's historian James Gelvin
- Laura Hillenbrand writes her masterpieces despite suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- New PBS DVD From Henry Louis Gates Jr. Explores African Influence on the Caribbean