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The remnants of a 19th-century shipwreck found by crews working on storm protection upgrades in Brick, N.J. in October are being studied by maritime archeologists looking to identify the mysterious wreck. [NJ.com]
NJ.com: Maritime archaeologists, hired by the state to investigate a mystery unearthed last month during a beach construction project, have begun trying to identify whether the pile of wood and corroded metal stored in front of an oceanfront home are remnants of a 19th-century shipwreck.
With at least two weeks of work ahead of them, archeologists won’t have answers anytime soon.
“The only thing we know is that it’s the remains of a vessel that appear to date back to the 19th century,” said Kate Marcopul, supervising historic preservation specialist for the State Historic Preservation Office.
Read more from NJ.com here…
It’s a bit brisk on the waterfront these days, but great light for photos. I photographed a couple of first timers and some regulars this week. Also, I caught the guys on the Vane tug Red Hook “Spotting Me”. The “Offshore Supply Vessel” Michael Lawrence and the James William ex Lisa Moran were among this week’s highlights.