A Norwegian Affaire

The wooden ketch Affaire of Stavanger was carrying oil cakes from Riga to Helsingör when she ran aground outside the village of Årsdale on the east coast of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea on December 15, 1883.

Posted on May 30, 2012

After hitting the rocky coastline she drifted a few hundred yards out to sea before she sank to her final resting place 37-43 meters below the surface.

Wooden wrecks rarely last very long in salt water - except in the brackish waters of the Baltic: Low salinity means there are little or no wood-eating shipworms, and even after almost 130 years on the bottom there is surprisingly much to see.

Affaire is sitting upright on a light, sandy bottom in 42 meters depth and is a beautiful dive.

Read the full story in DYK

Both the Swedish and Danish editions of DYK magazine are running my short story about the wreck Affaire located off the coast of Bornholm this month.

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As part of their long-standing wreck encyclopedia series you can read the full story about Affaire, how she ended up on the bottom and what it is like to dive the wreck.

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If you are interested in the 500 word short story about Affaire or even a broader scope, 1.800 word story about diving in Bornholm in general, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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