Rather intact part of the starboard side.
Diver at the boiler.
Strongly broken part of the starboard side. The boiler can
be seen at the left.
29th. of Oct. 2002
english steamship S/S Arctic, wrecked in a heavy storm, close
to the Jutland Westcoast on the 4th of October, 1860. The seawater
came in through a crushed skylight and further to the boilerroom,
fire soon turned off. Without beeing able to control the ship,
which was sinking fast, the crew resorted to the masts of the
ship, where they screamed for help through out the night.
25 other ships wrecked or stranded the same night, so the the
rescuers were simply to exhausted to rescue the people at S/S
Arctic.. An english man, named Thomas Earle turned himself in
to take place in the rescueboat. He persuaded 2 of the rescuemen
and 7 more among the people on the beach to follow him. Thomas
Earle died in his try to rescue his english fellow countrymen
onboard the S/S Arctic, in front of his grown up son. A young
pair, who were just married, gave their weddingdinner to the survivors
from S/S Arctic.
25 years after, a stone was raised to remind Thomas Earle with
an inscription like: No one has more love, than the man who
sacrifice his life in charity.
Today the wreck of S/S Artic is located at 11 meter of depth.
The bow is almost gone, but the stern and the boilers are rather
intact and easy to recognize. The touching story of the S/S Arctic,
which is far from complete in details, makes one feel something
special for this wreck.
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