On September 17th, the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival attracted the British sail-training barque Lord Nelson and the Swedish East Indiaman replica Goteborg.
The Goteborg is the world’s largest active wooden sailing ship and has a crew of 80. The original Goteborg was built in 1738 and sank in 1745 off Gothenburg after she hit a rock at the end of her third trading voyage to China.
In 1995, the city of Gothenburg started building the 134ft 788 gross ton replica Goteborg.
She was launched in 2002 and made her first Baltic voyage in 2006. She sailed on her great voyage to China and since then has been going around to the maritime festivals in Europe.