Archive for June 2010

A Lost Treasure in Delaware Bay

Groot Constantia’s place in history received another significant endorsement in 2004 when an American citizen picked up a piece of glass on the beach at Lewes, Delaware, on the east coast of America. The piece of glass had an inscription “Constantia Wyn” on it and American historians traced this artefact which was found among other porcelain items, to a ship that stranded in the Delaware Bay in 1774. The ship was a British supply ship named the Severn, which sank in the Delaware Bay after being hit by a storm. The wreckage was only discovered in 2004.

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