Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Shipwreck Blog: Uncovered By Hurricane Ike

Video of a wooden-hulled steamship discovered on a beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama, uncovered from a sandy grave by the winds of Hurricane Ike.

The upper part of the ribs and exposed areas have been burned at some point. The wood is fresh and sturdy-looking, and the rudder pintle, made of iron or steel, has minimal corrosion. Was it set afire at sea and ran aground? Did it run aground and then was burned after being stripped? So far it's a mystery.

I love mysteries. *grins*

update 1: another story.

update 2: and another story from Navy Times.

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