“It’s fairly rare. I’ve been here quite a while and it’s the first time I’ve heard of them bringing up an antique ship in a fishing net,” said David Jennings, a spokesman for the DFO.
The coast guard vessel brought the fragments to be unloaded in Dartmouth, where Katie Cottreau-Robins, curator of archeology for the Nova Scotia Museum, and her team were waiting to inspect the pieces.
“It’s exciting to see something of that antiquity and to have a chance to view it up close and try to understand what it is and what it represents,” Cottreau-Robins said.
Story: Carly Stagg, CBC News | Photo: Katie Cottreau-Robins