NANTUCKET, MASS. (WHDH) - A Nantucket resident recently found a piece of history on the shore of her island when she recently came upon a piece of the wrecked “Warren Sawyer” ship. 

Jesse Ahern made the discovery while walking her dog on Miacomet Beach last week. She snapped a photo of the wreck, showing a series of weathered beams resting on the sand. 

The Warren Sawyer washed ashore during a storm 140 years ago. 

A different part of the boat was found back in December. 

“I suppose anybody could have stumbled upon it, so I feel a little silly being the person to discover it,” Ahern told 7NEWS. “But it is a big deal and I was happy to be the person.”

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