The remains of the schooner Swiks

The Wreck on the shore is what is left of the schooner Swiks. The three-masted ship was sailing from Germany home to the island of Åland, one winter night in 1926 when it ran into bad weather with thick snow and a hard, north easterly wind. Swiks grounded on an offshore sandbank and the crew saved themselves in the lifeboat and managed to reach the shore of Öland. In a storm in 1954 the wreck was lifted off the sandbank and came to rest on the stony shore; Swiks is just one of many ships that has stranded in the northern part of Öland.





Swiks, Trolls Forest Naturereserve, Öland, Sweden


(Nikon D700, Nikkor PC-E 85mm 2,8 micro, polarizing filter, iso 200, tripod, 3 image panorama)

(Nikon D700, Nikkor PC-E 85mm 2,8 micro, iso 200, tripod)

(Nikon D700, Nikkor PC-E 85mm 2,8 micro, iso 200, tripod)

(Nikon D700, Nikkor AFS 16-35mm 4,0 VR ED, iso 200, handheld)

(Nikon D700, Nikkor AFS 16-35mm 4,0 VR ED, iso 200, handheld)

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