Chance to view historic wreck

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There is a chance to see the Amsterdam shipwreck on Wednesday July 6 at 7.30p.m. when the Shipwreck Museum in Hastings continues its season of explorations of the local foreshore.

The wreck of the Amsterdam, which can only be seen at certain low tides at Bulverhythe, is the finest preserved Dutch East Indiaman in the world, still with some of its cargo on board.

The tops of its ribs are exposed in the sands and the peaty clay of the prehistoric forest. The large Dutch East Indiaman was run ashore in a severe gale on Sunday January 26 1749.

The Shipwreck Museum has published a guide booklet to the Bulverhythe shore together with a walk leaflet, and the Environment Agency has set up information panels and a visitor viewing platform

Jacqui Stanford, from the Shipwreck Museum, said; “Very few of these coastal tours can take place in a year as they are dependent on low tide levels, so don’t miss this rare opportunity to find out more about our fascinating coastal heritage.”

Tickets can be purchased in advance, price £6 for adults and £3 for under 16s. They are available from the Shipwreck Museum Hastings in Rock-a-Nore Road by The Stade or at Bridge Way St. Leonards, (off Bexhill Road) at 7.30 pm where the tour starts.

Sensiblefootwear should be worn.

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