Thursday, 10 June 2010

NOP 4

When these things first appeared in the NOP, I wondered what they were. A few weeks later it was finally in the papers: every time you see one of these poles, it means a ship wreck was found close to it. Most of these wreck poles were found around the former island of Schokland. When Schokland was still an island, Lake IJssel was the Zuiderzee, or an inland sea. The weather could get really rough and many ships barely made it back to port.

7 comments:

Misfit in Paradise said...

Well that's pretty interesting! Thanks for the info.

LD said...

I never would have guessed! Thanks for sharing that fascinating bit of culture from your part of the world.

Carolina said...

I like that! Didn't know about those poles. Not many shipwrecks to be found in our part of the country. Although... there are some lakes.

Anvilcloud said...

That's quite a reminder of what the area once was.

Jingle said...

remarkable u post.

Grace and Bradley said...

Does this means the place used to be underwater and a ship wreck was found on the location? or people just use it for decoration.

Just Breathe said...

Very interesting and so sad too.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend Mara.