Wreck of a 200-year old ship discovered at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico
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Wreck of a 200-year old ship discovered at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico

New Orleans : LA : USA | May 19, 2012 at 1:46 AM PDT
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The wreck of the Titanic was100-years old, but the one discovered in the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico is apparently more than 200-years old as reported in foxnews dated 19th of May 2012.

It was a chance discovery by divers of the Shell Oil Company exploration crew through sonar soundings – the ship might have sunk in a storm.

Initial videos reveal muskets and square bottles of gin lying at the bottom at a depth of nearly 4000-feet and 200-miles off the north coast of Mexico.

Due to the depth, most of the items in the ship have remained intact and have not been destroyed by the passage of time except for the wooden portions which have deteriorated – but, the metallic portions like the copper hull are undamaged.

Among the items recovered were ceramic cups, plates and bowls apart from green shell-edged pearl ware which was a British import quite popular in the United States in the early 19th century.

The kitchen stove was also intact.

And other items include an anchor, cannons and muskets – however, it is still not clear whether it was a merchant, military or a pirate ship.

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