EXCAVATION OF THE COG
In the autumn of 2012, a unique archaeological discovery was made in the middle of the IJssel river, across from the Nieuwe Buitenhaven marina near Kampen. During the preparatory work to lower the summer bed of the lower IJssel, the builders stumbled across the wreck of a 15th-century cog.
The ship was 20 meters long and 8 meters abeam, and was well preserved at the bottom of the river. It tells us much about Kampen’s rich Hanseatic history. In order to dredge the river to improve water safety and prevent risks to passing shipping, the cog will be carefully excavated and salvaged in 2015.