Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Mysterious shipwreck washes onto Alabama shore, believed to be from Civil War

Via Billy

Hurricane Isaac has washed the remains of a blockade-runner vessel onto the shores of an Alabama beach, and many believe it could be a Civil War era vessel, dating back to 1862, according to the Birmingham News.

However, a debate has ensued over what era exactly the shipwreck is from.

"Look what Isaac uncovered!" reads a Facebook post from Meyer Vacation Rentals, a local real estate company that posted several pictures of the wreckage on their fan page.

A number of Confederate ships attempted to circumvent a Union Navy blockade of Mobile Bay during the Civil War. And some believe the wreckage may belong to the Monticello, a ship that burned and sank while trying to break the blockage during the war.

More @ Yahoo


  1. Pretty unbelievable the things that may be hidden in our oceans. So much history at the bottom of the sea, its great to see some of it washes ashore ever now and then! Hopefully I'm able to see this on my trip to Alabama, I just got done looking at Alabama vacation rentals for my wife and I. Can't wait to get on those beautiful beaches, maybe I'll uncover another piece of history!

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