Saturday, May 19, 2012

Centuries old shipwreck found at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico

Here's a few great shots of an old copper-hulled ship that sank more than 200 years ago in the Gulf of Mexico. Among the artifacts are a canon, some plates and bottles, and several muskets.

A newly discovered 200-year-old shipwreck was found 200 miles off the Gulf Coast in more than 4,000 feet of water by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The wooden hull of the ship has nearly disintegrated, but a greenish copper shell that once protected the ship's wood remains behind.
Not many details are available at the moment, but just imagine the story behind this incredible find!

Photos: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program via AP
Check out the full story at MSNBC

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