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American Revolution era shipwreck discovered off North Carolina coast

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posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 04:33 PM
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The previously unknown shipwreck was discovered on July 12th by scientists using sonar and a submersible vessel , they believe the ship dates back to the late 18th or early 19th century.


Among the artifacts discovered amid the shipwreck's broken remains are an iron chain, a pile of wooden ship timbers, red bricks (possibly from the ship cook's hearth), glass bottles, an unglazed pottery jug, a metal compass, and another navigational instrument that might be an octant or sextant.
The wreck appears to date back to the late 18th or early 19th century, a time when a young United States was expanding its trade with the rest of the world by sea.

"This is an exciting find, and a vivid reminder that even with major advances in our ability to access and explore the ocean, the deep sea holds its secrets close," said expedition leader Cindy Van Dover, director of the Duke University Marine Laboratory.
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posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 04:40 PM
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Awesome find...


American Revolution era shipwreck...

I fixed the Source material:


This is an exciting find, and a vivid reminder that Americans once had a set of Balls.......





posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 05:11 PM
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expedition leader Cindy Van Dover, director of the Duke University Marine History.

"I have led four previous expeditions to this site, each aided by submersible research technology to explore the sea floor -- including a 2012 expedition where we used Sentry to saturate adjacent areas with sonar and photo images," Van Dover said. "It's ironic to think we were exploring within 100 meters of the wreck site without an inkling it was there."

They literally stumbled into it...still exciting find. Headed that way in August.

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posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 06:13 PM
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originally posted by: fshrrex

"... have led four previous expeditions to this site, each aided by submersible research technology to explore the sea floor -- including a 2012 expedition where we used Sentry to saturate adjacent areas with sonar and photo images," Van Dover said. "It's ironic to think we were exploring within 100 meters of the wreck site without an inkling it was there."

They literally stumbled into it...




not so wonderous... the 5th expedition to the adjacent seafloor & ever expanding target site revealed the wreckage of this Thread...

something...is drawing the research vessel with ITs advanced technology to that location...
the 2012 expedition did preliminary sonar and photo recon of the 'adjacent' seafloor ~ so there was 'something' unknown which caused the university planners to O.K. a 5th expedition to the same coordinates as was explored 4 other times previously~
...are they trying to find UFOs, missing nuke bombs, Viking ship wrecks from legends? ...
there are 10s of thousands of acres of shoals to explore...along with the deep water trench off the NC coast ---
why the focused interest in one 20 square mile area of seafloor (intense) exploration? (i.e. 5 focused/costly research trips)



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 07:43 PM
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why the focused interest in one 20 square mile area of seafloor (intense) exploration? (i.e. 5 focused/costly research trips)

The team had been searching for a mooring that was deployed on a previous research trip in the area in 2012.

James Delgado, director of the Marine Heritage Program, notes that the wreck rests along the path of the GulStreamsam, which mariners have used for centuries as a maritime highway to North American ports, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico and South America.



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