The original Götheborg / Gothenburg, a trading vessel that belonged to the Swedish East India Company, sank in 1745. Despite going down in the Göta älv river near Gothenburg harbor, divers were first able to explore its wreck in the 1980s. A full-scale replica Götheborg II was completed in 2005-2007. At its completion, the project had cost about 250 million SEK (almost $40 million), some 40% from public funds and the rest from sponsors.
The ship is now undertaking its second major trip. The journey will continue in the coming months across the Nordic capitals, Western Europe and the Mediterranean. In the spring of 2023, the ship will head through the Suez Canal toward the Indian Ocean with a destination in the port of Shanghai, where it is scheduled to arrive in late 2023.
Nearly 50 meters long and 11 meters wide, the ship is the world’s largest wooden ocean-going sailing vessel in service. The ship was open to the public in the South Harbor of Helsinki near Kauppatori, Market Place. The ship was fun to see and it brought to my mind Caribbean pirates! Wikipedia offers more information on Götheborg II, also the photo underneath with full sails from there.