STONE HARBOR, New Jersey (AP) — Shifting sands in Stone Harbor have uncovered what is believed to a wrecked ship from the late 19th century.
The approximately 25-foot-long vessel’s remains were visible on the southern part of the beach over the weekend.
A local historian tells NJ.com the ship likely was D.H. Ingraham, a schooner bound for Richmond, Virginia carrying a shipment of limes that sank in 1886.
Newspaper archives recount how five crew members were rescued after a fire broke out on board.
Shipwrecks are not an uncommon sight along the New Jersey shore. In 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers discovered the remains of a 100-to-200-foot-long ship buried under a jetty while making repairs to the Barnegat Inlet jetty after Hurricane Sandy.