- Associated Press - Sunday, May 17, 2015

SURF CITY, N.C. (AP) - A shipwreck nearly a century old is showing up on the sand of a North Carolina beach town.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reports (https://bit.ly/1KYyGYB) that tropical depression Ana earlier this month shifted the sand along Surf City Beach to expose pieces of the ship. Surf City Town Manager Larry Bergman has seen portions of the three-masted schooner William H. Sumner a few times in recent years.

The ship was on its way to New York when it ran aground off Topsail Inlet in 1919. Much of the ship was then destroyed by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Archaeologists looked at the wreck this week to examine details on the construction of the ship.


Information from: The Daily News, https://www.jdnews.com

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