June 8, 2010

CNN: Beachcomber stumbles upon historic shipwreck in Corolla, NC

By Sarah Hoye, CNN
June 7, 2010

Corolla, North Carolina (CNN) -- Ray Midgett hunts the Corolla beaches on the Outer Banks of North Carolina almost every day.

"Beachcombing, or metal detecting, or relic hunting is in my blood," said Midgett, a retired government worker who hits the sand between October and April...

Yet his biggest discovery came in December when he located the remains of a historic shipwreck.

The wreckage, hidden under the sand for centuries, became fully exposed after a winter of brutal Nor'easters, making it the oldest shipwreck found off the coast of North Carolina...

Archaeologists determined that it was...most likely a merchant's ship dating to the mid- to late-1600s...


Read the full article (with photos) here.
Photo from the story--courtesy of Ray Midgett
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