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19th century wine recovered from sunken ship

Five bottles of wine have been recovered from the sunken blockade runner Mary Celestia which sank in 1864.

The find adds weight to the theory that the ship was carrying contraband in its bow or that the bosun (the senior crew-member) had stowed away a personal stash of goods there.

The Mary-Celestia is a wreck with historical significance to the United Kingdom, where she was built, Bermuda, where she operated out of and where she was wrecked and the United States, where she ran to as a blockade runner during the US Civil War.

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Story: Sarah Lagan, Bermuda Sun | Photo: Tane Casserley/NOAA

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