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Cognac treasure ship found

10 February 2012 No Comment

Divers near Åland say they have found the wreck of a ship carrying a valuable load of cognac and liqueurs that sank during the First World War between Finland and Sweden.

According to some reports, it was carrying a mixed cargo including steel products and as many as 1,000 bottles of cognac and 300 bottles of liqueur.

Rytkönen’s team plans to continue diving with a larger robot, but what will happen after that remains murky. No owner of the ship or its cargo has been identified. According to Rytkönen, the situation is therefore clear: “Finders, keepers!”

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