Using the same handcraft tools & raw materials that were used in the 18th century, the ship took over a decade to build.
The non profit Swedish Organisation SOIC funded the construction of the ship, with the intention to journey to China and back. The ship left Swedish shores on 2nd October 2005, heading towards China following the same route of yore, passing via the Suez canal and India.
Read The Captains Weekly report about Alexandria
Read The Woodcarver's (of the ship)impressions
On Saturday 9th of June The Swedish Ship Götheborg returned to her home port Göteborg in a fantastic sunshine and warm weather. The ship has been out sailing for over 20 months on her first adventurous expedition to China and back. Already early in the morning the ship was met by a lot of small and bigger boats that welcomed her home.
Brought to my attention in The Alex Times (Live Colors Egypt Publication) Issue 8, May 2007