New report finds that tree rings in the waterlogged ribs show the vessel was likely built around 1773, in a small shipyard near Philadelphia.
The ship sank during a bloody battle against a fleet from Denmark and the German city of Lübeck.
The 9th-century wooden object is about the same shape (though not thickness) of an iPad, and was a notebook -- and tool - in one. Continue reading →
The ship's slave captain became a hero during the Civil War; the ship will likely remain under water.
More than five centuries after it sank, the famous vessel's resting place may be known.
The precious artifacts were recovered during a reconnaissance dive to the shipwreck site on April 15 off the coast of South Carolina.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the discovery of the remains of the SS City of Chester, a passenger steamer that went down in 1888 near the Golden Gate in San Francisco.
The disgraced captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner will go back on board as part of his trial for manslaughter and abandoning ship. Continue reading →
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