Mystery Ship Found off Alabama Coast

Shipwreck remains have intrigued me since the first time I watched the Goonies. In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, the remains of a shipwreck have been recovered off the coast of Fort Morgan, Alabama.


Archaeologists say the wreck could be that of a two-masted Civil War schooner that ran aground in 1862 or another ship from some 70 years later. The wreck had already been partially uncovered when Hurricane Camille cleared away sand in 1969. Researchers at the time identified it as the Monticello, a battleship that partially burned when it crashed trying to get past the U.S. Navy and into Mobile Bay during the Civil War.

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Dorothy, how insightful! Is that really you? OMG, I mean… gosh it has been a long time.

I’d love to get together for a green tea and a philosophical conversation some time, your buyin, K?

I am also a connoisseur of vintage watercraft and I must agree… This ship is definitely either from 1862 or 1932!

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I have a very narrow beam of zealotry, that only points at stories about ships. I thought I was being funny, but no. Don't mean to rock the boat, like that crazy long haired dude with the wild ideas about love, again sorry Becky.
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