Fascinating Ship Remains Wash Ashore On Florida Beach

Researchers are overjoyed that a 48-foot section of an old sailing ship has washed ashore on a Florida beach.


The well-preserved section of a wooden ship's hull washed ashore overnight Tuesday on Florida's northeastern coast. Researchers are now rushing to study the remains before they are reclaimed by the sea.

Researchers with the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum have been documenting the artifact and say it could date back as far as the 1700s.

Historians believe evidence suggests the vessel was once sheeted in copper, and that crews found Roman numerals carved on its wooden ribs.

Researchers rushed to photograph and measure the wreckage. 

The photos will be used to create a 3-D model.

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