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Nor’easter Winds Reveal Remains Of A Revolutionary War-Era Ship (Video)


A powerful nor’easter rocked the east coast but also washed away enough sand from a beach in Maine to reveal a surprise from the revolutionary war. Veuer’s Josh King reports:

Every now and then, a storm ravages the coast of southern Maine so totally that it provides a glimpse of Colonial history.

The recent nor’easter that killed eight people also excavated sand from the coastline of York’s Short Sands Beach, revealing the hull of a Revolutionary War-era ship, its remaining planks protruding from the sand like the ribs of a starving dog.

The ship rests about 20 yards from a parking lot located near the shoreline, York Police Department Detective Matthew J. Calcina told The Washington Post on Monday. He snapped a photo of the ship, with snow-capped hotels and homes in the background.

And this isn’t even the first time this has happened with this particular ship, the department wrote on Facebook. The ship has become a local point of historical pride, revealing itself only after devastating storms.

WashingtonPost.com, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Mar. 6, 2018 

Video by Veuer/Josh King