NEW YORK (AP) – A chunk of weather-beaten flotsam that washed up on a New York shoreline after Tropical Storm Ian last fall has piqued the interest of experts who say it is likely part of the SS Savannah, which ran aground and broke apart in 1821, two years after it became the first vessel to cross the Atlantic Ocean partly under steam power.
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DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) – Severe beach erosion from two late-season hurricanes has helped uncover what appears to be a wooden ship dating from the 1800s, which had been buried under the sand on Florida’s East Coast for up to two centuries, impervious to cars that drove daily on the beach or sand castles built by generations of tourists.
STOCKHOLM (AP) – Marine archaeologists in Sweden say they have found the sister vessel of a famed 17th-century warship that sank on its maiden voyage and is now on display in a popular Stockholm museum.
LONDON (AP) – Explorers and historians are telling the world about the discovery of the wreck of a royal warship that sank in 1682 while carrying a future king of England, Ireland and Scotland.