Excavation of 19th century shipwreck leads to discovery of two more

Published on July 26th, 2013 | by Admin

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Researchers excavating a 19th-century shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico found the remains of two other ships that may have sunk in the same storm.

After experts finished with the Monterey shipwreck, they headed over to investigate two additional sonar targets previously identified by Shell, also in 2011.

Less than five miles away, the two targets also turned out to be shipwrecks—one copper-clad and the other a corroded wooden ship.

The wooden ship appeared to be carrying unopened boxes or chests, as well as hides and rectangular objects that appear to be tallow, said Delgado. “The bottles and other artifacts in this wreck suggest it was sailing with the first ship—[the Monterey wreck]—and they were lost together.”

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Story: Jane J. Lee, National Geographic News | Photo: NOAA

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