Friday, March 26, 2010

Shipwreck Blog: Unidentified, NC Outer Banks

It might be the earliest discovered on the US coast; coins date it from the time of French king Louis XIII (1601-1643).

Since the ship was constructed of Live Oak (quercus virginiana, probably) its origin was in the New World rather than the Old.

1 comment:

Borepatch said...

I just finished "Champlain", which talked at length about the shipbuilding in New France. There would have been a fair number of ships from there.