From the 18th century till today
Good stories are worth to be told, particularly the story of the East Indiaman Götheborg. The Swedish East India Company, one of Sweden’s most successful brands in history, was founded in the year of 1731. The Trade Company traded with China and completed a total of 132 voyages with 37 ships until it ceased in 1813. In 1993 the Swedish East India Company was re-established in order to revive, manage, operate, and develop the art of Swedish shipbuilding and seamanship.
Just over 175 years later, the story of the Company and the ship are being retold. It is a greatly dramatic story, mainly due to the wrecking of Götheborg that occurred outside the harbour of Gothenburg in 1745. Twenty-one years would pass between the first dives to the wreck in 1984 and the maiden voyage to China. These years were filled with courage, determination, and commitment from people with big hearts and who believed in the grand dream. The dream became a reality and a story worth telling.