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New analysis provides more clues about Pilgrim-era shipwreck

Photo: This 1865 photo provided by the Pilgrim Hall Museum, shows Leander Cosby, of Orleans, Mass., right, standing with remains of the 1626 shipwreck Sparrow-hawk, on the Boston Common, in Boston. Cosby was an early visitor to the wreck site when it was uncovered in the 1860s, and helped excavate and preserve the vessel. (Josiah

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Endurance: Explorer Shackleton’s ship found after a century

Researchers have discovered the remarkably well-preserved wreck of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, in 10,000 feet of icy water, a century after it was swallowed up by Antarctic ice during what proved to be one of the most heroic expeditions in history. A team of marine archaeologists, engineers and other scientists used an icebreaker

Archaeology

Research: Wreck of last US slave ship mostly intact on coast

Researchers studying the wreckage of the last U.S. slave ship, buried in mud on the Alabama coast since it was scuttled in 1860, have made the surprising discovery that most of the wooden schooner remains intact, including the pen that was used to imprison African captives during the brutal journey across the Atlantic Ocean. While

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As the Titanic decays, expedition will monitor deterioration

This 2004 photo shows the remains of a coat and boots in the mud on the sea bed The Titanic is disappearing. The iconic ocean liner that was sunk by an iceberg is now slowly succumbing to metal-eating bacteria: holes pervade the wreckage, the crow’s nest is already gone and the railing of the ship’s

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