In The News: “Shipwreck found off North Carolina, possibly from late 1700s”

The waters of Florida are well-known as a graveyard for wrecks.  From Native American canoes and Spanish galleons, to eighteenth-century warships and World War II planes, we have it all.  It is easy to forget that the entire eastern seaboard was, and still is, a major shipping route.

Associated Press: “Shipwreck found off North Carolina, possibly from late 1700s”

“RALEIGH, N.C. — Scientists using underwater vehicles and sonar have found a shipwreck off the North Carolina coast that may date back to the American Revolution, Duke University said Friday.”

Shipwrecks, when excavated by properly trained archaeologists, are fascinating time capsules that represent a real slice of a particular time period.  If this is an undisturbed eighteenth-century wreck, then there is so much to be learned.




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