Shifting Sands Reveal Shipwreck at Cumberland Island National SeashoreBy Rocky Thompson on January 24th, 2013
Weather patterns resulting in extending high surf have pounded the sand at Cumberland Island National Seashore revealing what archaeologists believe is a mid-1800s shipwreck. The craft was about 80 feet long, and experts are unsure whether it was a freighter hauling goods or a Civil War vessel. So far no whiskey bottles have been recovered on the scene, as far as we know. This is the first wreck discovered in the area. After an initial investigation, archaeologists covered the wreck back up with sand to prevent it from rapid deterioration in the open air. Its location remains undisclosed to prevent scavengers.
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