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Researchers Accidentally Discover Centuries Old Shipwreck off North Carolina Coast

By By Kevin Byrne AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
March 25, 2016, 2:38:30 PM EDT

A group of researchers recently uncovered a shipwreck off the coast of North Carolina that could originate from the time of the American Revolution.

The shipwreck was inadvertently discovered on July 12 by a research team consisting of scientists from North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of Oregon. The group’s intended purpose of the trip was to search for a mooring deployed back in 2012 as part of a research expedition.

“This is an exciting find and a vivid reminder that even with major advances in our ability to access and explore the ocean, the deep sea holds its secrets close,” Cindy Van Dover, the expedition leader and director of the Duke University Marine Laboratory said in a statement.


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