Misterieuse skipbreuk wat kan dateer uit die 1800's, verskyn op die strand van Florida

Misterieuse skipbreuk wat kan dateer uit die 1800's, verskyn op die strand van Florida

A mysterious shipwreck that may date back to the 1800s has emerged from the sands of a northern Florida beach.

Dune erosion caused by a recent tropical storm revealed the shipwreck on Crescent Beach in St. Augustine, Volgens die St.. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum. A local resident, Mark O’Donoghue, saw the exposed timbers and notified St. Augustine Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) Director Chuck Meide.

LAMP experts believe that the vessel was possibly an American merchant ship that may have been carrying a cargo of hardware or flour. The researchers note that over 70% of known historic shipwrecks in Florida are merchant ships that transported goods along the Atlantic coast.

The ship is thought to date back to the 1800s, according to Meide.

“Everything we’ve seen on it so far fits that hypothesis; wooden planking, wood timbers, iron fasteners,”Het hy in die verklaring gesê. “They look quite similar to other ships from the 1800s that we have seen.”

Experts also have a possible candidate ship in mind.

“I think we can say that the 317-ton brig Caroline Eddy is a possible candidate for the Crescent Beach Shipwreck,” Jay Smith, a spokesman for the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, told Fox News via email. “We don’t want to say definitively that it is Caroline Eddy, but it is a likely identity for our wreck.”

2 WOODEN SHIPWRECKS DISCOVERED ON FLORIDA BEACH

The Sunshine State continues to reveal its shipwreck secrets. Vroeër die jaar, die wrecks of two wooden boats, one of which may be more than 100 jaar oud, was uncovered on a beach in northern Florida.

The wreck was revealed following a tropical storm.

The wreck was revealed following a tropical storm. (Courtesy Chuck Meide, LAMP)

In 2018, Florida beachgoers ontdek the “holy grail of shipwrecks” after the remains of an 18th-century ship washed ashore.

Separately in 2018, Hurricane Michael opgegrawe the wreckage of a nearly 120-year-old ship on Dog Island in Franklin County.

Laas jaar, a mysterious 19th-century shipwreck was ontdek by researchers testing underwater drone equipment in the Gulf of Mexico.

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The ship's timbers were exposed on Crescent Beach. (Courtesy Chuck Meide, LAMP)

The ship’s timbers were exposed on Crescent Beach. (Courtesy Chuck Meide, LAMP)

A team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration aboard the exploration vessel Okeanos Explorer was testing the equipment on May 16 when the wreck was spotted.

Fox News’ Madeline Farber contributed to this article. Volg James Rogers op Twitter @jamesjrogers

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