Erosion from active hurricane season reveals ancient shipwreck buried on Florida beach

You never know what you might find buried on a Florida beach.

The St. Augustine Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program says Mark O’Donoghue was walking on Crescent Beach after a storm left the area earlier this month when he saw pieces of a shipwreck peeking out from the sand.

He returned the next day and saw even more timbers in the sand, and reported it to the St. Augustine Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program.

Chuck Meide is the director of the organization and says his initial examination indicates it could be the wreckage of the Caroline Eddy, a U.S. merchant ship that sank in the 1800s.

He said more research needs to be done to make a positive identification.

Joe Kelley

News Director; Host of Orlando's Morning News

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