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19th-century shipwreck found off Nova Scotia coast

The Canadian Coast Guard has discovered large pieces of a 19th-century shipwreck off the coast of Nova Scotia.

“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.

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Story: Carly Stagg, CBC News | Photo: Katie Cottreau-Robins

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