🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Ship Wreck Drift wood

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I found this piece of drift wood on the beach in Bald Head Island, NC just after Hurricane Ian passed. I assume it's off an old wreck. The nail appears to be hand forged bronze. Any ideas about age or origin?

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I would venture a guess....A 1700s ship wreck ,Maybe, just maybe, from a Spanish Galleon that finally found it way from the Florida coast . Sticking out in the ocean Bald Head is a perfect catch point .
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That wood can be carbon dated .:icon_thumright::occasion14:
 
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Looks 18th C to me. You can see the nail had been broken, which would have taken a massive force, suggesting a wrecking.
 
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Interesting find, now that's a real piece of local history right there. :thumbsup:
I also couldn't help but be a little jealous of the background scenery where you live too.
Dave
 

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Interesting find, now that's a real piece of local history right there. :thumbsup:
I also couldn't help but be a little jealous of the background scenery where you live too.
Dave

Yes, it's a beautiful view. Unfortunately it's not my house, just a rental!
 
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Thanks, thats helpful. The first photos of the bronze spike look almost identical to mine.
 
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