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Unknown 1800s Ship -- Fort Gaines SHS, Dauphin Island AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 30° 14.970 W 088° 04.576
16R E 396454 N 3346922
Quick Description: What remains of a wrecked ship is on display outside of the Fort Gaines state historic site on Dauphin Island.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 2/25/2015 10:53:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMNE30
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member StagsRoar
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Long Description:
The remains of an unknown 1800s ship were unearthed and beached by the force of Hurricane George in 1998. Today this shipwreck is on display outside of the Fort Gaines state historic site on Dauphin Island.

A sign at the shipwrecked remains on display reads as follows:

"19TH-CENTURY SHIPWRECK

The huge timbers you see are a ship’s keel section that was washed ashore in the fury of Hurricane Georges in the fall of 1998. The remains formed the bottom ridgeline of the ship and would've held the ribs of the ship's hull. During an expert analysis of the materials and construction, it was indicated that the ship was built in the 1800s or earlier. However, the purpose of the ship, it's origin, and the fate of the crew is unknown."
Date of Shipwreck: Unknown

Type of Boat: Sailboat

Military or Civilian: Unknown

Cause of Shipwreck: The cause of the ship wreck is unknown

Accessibility:
24/7/365


Diving Permitted: no

Visit Instructions:
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Floating over a site does not qualify as a find if it is a wreck that requires diving - you must have actually visited the site - therefore photos of the site are good.
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