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    Shipwreck exposed in FL by erosion

    Not treasure yet but more story and photos at https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/shipwreck-exposed-florida-coast-could-be-200-years-old-180976351/?utm_source=smithsoniandaily&utm_medium=email&utm_ campaign=20201119-daily-responsive&spMailingID=43945578&spUserID=NzQwNDUzM jc5OTES1&spJobID=1881605073&spReportId=MTg4MTYwNTA 3MwS2


    As Jessica Clark reports for First Coast News, local Mark O’Donoghue was walking on Crescent Beach in St. John’s County on Saturday, as he does almost every day, when he saw “some timbers and metal spikes” sticking up through the sand.
    O’Donoghue reached out to the St. Augustine Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP), which sent researchers to investigate. After assessing the site, the team determined that they’d stumbled onto the wreckage of a vessel that likely ran aground on Florida’s northeast coast during the 19th century, when Crescent Beach looked decidedly different.
    “The sand dune wasn’t here when the ship wrecked,” archaeologist Chuck Meide tells First Coast News. “We know topography and the landscape of a coast changes a lot."
    He speculates that a storm eventually pushed the shipwreck far up on the beach, where sand formed around it.


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    The design of the ship would give its age, likely, and any artifacts that are from the wreck, should verify that,
    but the (valuable?) cargo...??
    We await news...!
    Thanks for the post!
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    Sand that hasn't been exposed since the 19th century? Somebody get out there with a metal detector ASAP!

 

 

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