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Historical find at construction site near Denmark
1 February 2003
Divers working in connection with the Nysted offshore wind farm under construction near Rødsand in the south east of Denmark have found what is thought to be the rudder from an English sailing ship that disappeared off the west coast of Jutland in 1811. The Danish National Museum has studied the divers' video recordings which show a large copper-skinned wooden rudder and it has concluded that the object stems from a large naval ship from the early 1800s. The find is not expected to affect further construction of the project, according to Bjarne Haxgart from the developer, Energi E2. "We have forbidden any work in the area around the find, but luckily, it is located in between the foundations," says Haxgart.
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