Monday, July 29, 2013

English Ship Discovered In MD

Archaeologists functioning with Maryland's Historic St. Mary's City museum suppose they have exposed the remains of an English ship 10 feet below the St. Mary's River.
The museum proclaimed Thursday that archaeologist Scott Tucker and a team of helper divers found the leftovers this summer. They exposed a grave load of smoothed cobble pebbles in an oval-shaped area more than 50 feet long.
Tucker says the stones are exclusive and not emblematic of Maryland. They would have been used as counterweight to offer weight and solidity to the ship. Tucker says the stones may have come from the North Devon seashore of England.
Archaeologists also found a formed wooden splinter that may have been part of the ship's bilge pump. But no timbers from the ship's constitution have been revealed.
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