I have the position of an old english wreck. It was called "Lexington", and wrecked in 1709 outside where I live. Smøla in Norway. I have dived on the site, and 3 big stock anhors is laying there on top of eachother, and some other debries like brics from the galley stove etc.
Only a few people knows where this wreck is, so it is pretty virgin. The dept is only 20 meters.
The wreck is vell documented in old local history, and it says that the sailship came from England. Some of the crew where saved by the locals, and as a token, after they returned to england, they sent back a big altair to the local church. It supposably said someting like thanks from crew of lexington 1709. The church of course burnt down in 1850, but it is all well documented.
Now, over to my questions:
I would really like to know a bit about the history of this vessel. Where it came from, what it was loaded with, where it was built etc.etc.
I cannot find anything online.
Somenoe knows where to look? Historical records?
Could someone please help me with this?
Captain Nils B.