Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Monday, 16 February 2009

The Wreck of the Hindostan 1803 off Birchington



The wreck of the "Hindostan" in 1803 is one of the most well known and documented wrecks off the Thanet coast. This fact sheet was produced by John Williams in Volume 6 Number 1 of the Margate Historical Society magazine and is a good reference. It mentions the artefacts that were recovered and are on display in the Powell Cotton Museum, also I must add that the cannon painted in red oxide which lays of the ground on your left as you approach the Ramsgate Maritime Museum was also recovered from the Hindostan.

Most of the artefacts recovered from the "Hindostan" are scattered far and wide and sold off which really highlights the reason why a viable Maritime Museum should always be operational in Ramsgate.

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