Discovery of 207-Year-Old Whaling Ship Highlights Hidden Maritime History - CNET

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This anchor dates backmost to the 1836 wreck of the whaling vessel Industry. The representation is from Feb. 25, 2022.

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In 1836, the whaling vessel Industry encountered a tempest successful the Gulf of Mexico. The brig's masts broke and the vessel yet sank. Now, 207 years later, the wreck has been recovered and identified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its partners. NOAA announced the discovery connected Wednesday. 

The NOAA vessel Okeanos Explorer utilized a remote-operated conveyance successful precocious February to research the wreckage connected the seafloor astatine a extent of 6,000 feet (1,830 meters). The bureau was pursuing up connected erstwhile sightings of debris that hadn't yet been afloat investigated.

A squad of scientists that included a marine archaeologist concluded the wreck is "most likely" Industry, a 64-foot (19.5 meter) two-masted wood brig that was utilized to hunt sperm whales. It was built successful 1815 successful Massachusetts. While the vessel sank, humanities records amusement the unit was rescued and the w...

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