The shipwreck Eduard Bohlen on the coast blends in with its surroundings. The skeleton coast is the most northern part of Namibia. This place we associate with many tales of shipwrecks and stranded sailors searching the Namib desert for food and water. Not only are there ship skeletons, but there are also whale and seal skeletons. Additionally, the discovery of a few human skeletons also transpired. The typical fog of this coast is exceptionally blinding. It is resulting in ships running aground or wrecking on the off-shore rocks. Some of the skeleton coast shipwrecks are in reasonably good condition, while others are barely recognizable.
This photo depicts the shipwreck, Eduard Bohlen which lies in the sand for many years. A 2 272 ton German passenger also cargo ship of the Woerman Line. It was a voyage from Swakopmund to the South African city Cape Town. On the 5th of September 1909, a dense fog covered the sea. The 95-meter ship lost its way and ran aground in thick fog at Conception Bay. Undoubtedly this particular shipwreck Eduard Bohlen is one of the most photographed shipwrecks in Namibia. The wreck lays 800 meters / 875 yards from the shore.
There exist many other stories about the famous shipwrecks along the Skeleton Coast National Park. If you are interested, then have a look into these unfortunate tales.
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