The Ship That Sunk 1,300 Meters into Its First Voyage

A catastrophe at the time, but a blessing for historical understanding

Vasa Ship. Photo by author.

While in Stockholm, my family and I visited the Vasa Museum that showcases the Vasa ship, which set sail for a pathetically short time in 1628. Funnily enough, we happened to be there on the exact day it had sunk 391 years ago: August 10th.

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