The New Jersey Shore is witnessing a unique mystery of a 25-foot shipwreck unfolding in broad daylight, reports Fox News’ James Rogers and The Associated Press
Over the weekend, a shift in sand levels unearthed the remnants of a 25-foot shipwreck dating to the 1800s at Stone Harbor beach, according to NJ.com.
A Shipwreck in the Dangerous Area
According to Stan Sperlak, a board member at the Cape May County Museum, the area where the shipwreck was uncovered was dangerous for sailors.
How did the shipwreck happen?
Sperlak believes the wreck belongs to the D.H. Ingraham, a schooner carrying a cargo of limes that was bound for Virginia and sunk in 1886, NJ.com reported.
That vessel apparently sank about a mile and a half north of the Hereford Lighthouse.
Factors Impacting Shipwreck Remains
A wide range of factors impacts whether a shipwreck’s remains are found, including storms, wind speed, and shifting sands.
Several photographs of the shipwreck have been circulating on social media, including the ones above from Werner Tedesco.
Other Shipwreck Remains Discovery
In 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers discovered the remains of a 100-to-200-foot-long ship while making repairs to the Barnegat Inlet jetty after Hurricane Sandy.
On the other side of the globe, a few months back researchers announced the stunning discovery of the “world’s oldest intact shipwreck” at the bottom of the Black Sea. The remains of the ancient trading vessel were found 1.2 miles below the water’s surface.
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Source: Fox News