Revolutionary War-era shipwreck reappears off coast of Maine

LOCAL     Nor'easter unearths skeleton of old ship in York

LOCAL Nor'easter unearths skeleton of old ship in York

Receding waters sucked away by the storm at Short Sands Beach in York, Maine exposed the shell of the vessel, which a member of the York Maine Police Department photographed during a morning run and shared on Facebook yesterday (Mar. 5).

A shipwreck at Short Sands Beach in ME, believed to dte back more than 160 years, was uncovered again by the nor'easter that battered the coast over the weekend.

Before it was uncovered in February, it hadn't been visible since the Patriots Day Nor'easter in 2007.

Leith Smith, a historical archaeologist with the Marine Preservation Commission, told NewsCenterMaine.com that the 51-foot-long hull is believed to be a late colonial or early post-colonial sloop, dating it to about 1750 to 1850.

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The nor'easter that savaged the Atlantic coast has unearthed a shipwreck possibly older than the U.S.

What's left of the wooden hull - listed by the state as the Short Sands Beach Wreck - made news in the 1950s after being exposed by a storm.

The wreck is the remains of a "pink", a type of boat commonly used in the 18th century for transporting cargo or for fishing.

According to The York Weekly, people have been flocking to the beach to see the skeletal shipwreck, which appears periodically after a significant coastal storm.

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