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The remains of an eighteenth to nineteenth century cargo vessel were discovered in the South Edinburgh Channel, Outer Thames Estuary, off Margate, Kent, England, in 1976. The site was designated under the Protection of Wrecks Act on 29 April 1977. The wreck is a Protected Wreck managed by Historic England.

The wreck

The site consists of the remains of a large wreck, believed to be that of a Swedish cargo vessel dating to between 1787 and the early 19th century. It is in good condition with surviving timbers, wine bottles, and Swedish copper plate money.

Discovery and investigation

The site was discovered in 1976 when the Port of London Authority were dredging the South Edinburgh Channel. Further investigation was undertaken in 1977 which resulted in the recovering of wine bottles and copper plate money.

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