A diving team found the wreck of a two-master near Texel which has been identified as the SS Nordlyset. The cargo ship sank during a storm in 1877 while transporting a load of grain from Riga to Antwerp, NOS reports.
The ship encountered problems near Texel during a severe north-westerly storm on December 15th, 1877. It sank almost immediately. Several rescue workers from Den Helder were killed during a rescue operation for the crew of the ship. Of the 23 people who ended up in the water, nine drowned. The others made it to shore.