The powerful nor’easter that battered the region’s shores unearthed an old ship that experts believe may have been from the Revolutionary War.
Police in York, Maine posted a photo of the hull of the ship that was briefly revealed as tides ran out along the Maine coastline.
The remains of the ship are located at Short Sands Beach.
Maine historian Sharon Cummins says that the ship was visible in 1958, at which time locals speculated the ship might be the remains of a small square-rigged vessel. But a subsequent storm, in 1980, allowed experts to examine the ship.
Based on the construction, a marine archaeologist, Dr. Warren Riess, said he believed the vessel is from the Revolutionary War age.
The Maine Historic Preservation Commission has mapped and identified the ship’s remains.
Officials say the ship was last seen during a nor’easter in 2007.
You can see the photos of the ship below:
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