Saturday, September 20, 2008

Interesting News.


People look over the wreck of a wooden ship uncovered by Hurricane Ike on a beach on Fort Morgan Road in Fort Morgan, Ala., Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008. Archeologists say the wreck could be that of a two-masted Civil War schooner that ran aground in 1862 or another ship from some 70 years later. The wreck had already been partially uncovered when Hurricane Camille cleared away sand in 1969. Researchers at the time identified it as the Monticello, a battleship that partially burned when it crashed trying to get past the U.S. Navy and into Mobile Bay during the Civil War. (AP Photo/Press-Register, Guy Busby)

Thought this was very interesting and kind of sad..Can you imagine what a story this ship could tell..


Till next time, keep looking up..

25 comments:

Rosihue said...

what a cool discovery!

kim* said...

that's crazy!

High Desert Diva said...

Shipwrecks are forever intriguing...

Art By MAR said...

That is fascinating! How cool to be able to stand there and touch a ship from the Civil War. In case you can't tell I am a history nut!

Julie Schuler said...

fantastic ruins!

Lemon Shortbread said...

Wow! Sad it is, but very fascinating! I recall there was a shipwreck of a far east trading ship and they found cabin full of treasures of Ming Dynasty porcelain, amazing stuff.

Jenn said...

It amazes me to see some of the things that are trapped in our waters. This type of exploration simply fascinates me. Thanks for sharing the photo & back story!

Athena's Armoury said...

That's fascinating. I love little looks into history like that.

Kari said...

Wow, how cool and interesting. That sort of thing fascinates me!

Annette said...

I saw this on the front page of our paper this morning! An incrediable find!!

On a Whimsey said...

Fascinating and very poignant. All those lives, who were they, what actually happened?

Aroma Fields said...

Fascinating story!

ByLightOfMoon said...

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ByLightOfMoon said...

Did you also see the house that was standing alone??

Sorry, I don't have the link

smiles, cyndi

blackfeatherfarm said...

Interesting post, I guess our past in never as far away as we think.

Grandma Betty said...

Wow! I love history, this is great.

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The Ebon Swan said...

Oh wow, that's just astounding. I'll have to see what else I can find online about the wreck. My husband and I are shipwreck...aficionados? Is that the word for it? And I'm a Civil War historian, so it's doubly interesting for me. Thanks for showing this!

RainbowMom said...

Wow. That is fascinating! Really. Thanks for sharing some more interesting news. :) Peace.

woolies said...

how amazing and intriguing!

shells said...

Oooh, that's kind of cool :) Thanks for your lovely comment, as well x

Sandra Ree aka Bubs said...

My daughter has watched Titanic so many times I've lost count. Like her, I find the history of what happens on the sea extremely fasinating. To be in the middle of the ocean and to disappear...nightmares abound for me. Sad, yes indeed. You always wonder what happened to the people aboard, what they experinced.

Intriguing post, Rosebud.

Bubs xo

Any Occasion Boutique said...

Oh this is amazing! I am a firm believer that we never really "lose" anything...one way or another, what has been lost is always found. What a special picture and story to share :-)

Tootie said...

I thought the same thing when I saw this story. Just makes you wonder what happened.

Hey Harriet said...

Gosh that really is some discovery isn't it? Ike uncovered that!?! Wow! Interesting, but yes it is sad. Thanks for sharing this.

evermoresoap said...

Wow that is so amazing! Id love to see that in person.