I’m working on the podcast tonight, but I thought I’d share this short but interesting article that came across the transom from History Chick in AZ regarding the wreck of an old Civil War blockade runner that was just found off the coast of North Carolina. The oceans are full of historical relics, and imagine what secrets we can learn from this one!
“Maritime archaeologists and researchers in North Carolina recently discovered one of the most significant shipwrecks found off the East Coast in recent years. During a routine sonar assessment of known wrecks off the seaside town of Oak Island in North Carolina on Feb. 27, researchers and archaeologists stumbled upon the well-preserved wreckage of a blockade runner steamer from the Civil War, according to Billy Ray Morris, North Carolina’s deputy state archaeologist-underwater and director of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ Underwater Archaeology branch. “This finding is incredibly exciting because it’s so intact,” Morris told ABC News.”