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We saw the Eduard Bohlen during the flight and it is several hundred metres inland from the current shoreline. In the years since it was wrecked in 1909 the shore has grown from the continuous deposit of sand. The sand also blows inland as the prevailing winds are from the west. This forms the famous sand dunes in this part of Namibia. It is an amazing country and we would love to go back and spend more time there.

The Eduard Bohlen was a ship that ran aground off the coast of Namibia's Skeleton Coast on September 5, 1909, in a thick fog. Currently the wreck lies in the sand a distance from the shoreline. -> Inland Sand is blown from East to West into the sea (that's why it's so arid here!)

The ship was a 2,272 gross ton cargo ship with a length of 310 feet. In September 1909, it ran aground in thick fog and wrecked at Conception Bay while on a voyage from Swakopmund to Table Bay.[2] This wreck is said to symbolise the loneliness of Namibia’s coast best. Its remains lie rusting in the sand, partially buried.

Ce navire de croisière s'est échoué en 1909. Il est à 200m de la côte. Bienvenue sur mon blog gegedeversailles

Was this a steamship? has anyone seen this things original registry? where built? who owned?


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