Million dollar gold store in wreck 200 years

A team of scuba divers salvaged gold coins and other ancient objects during the research of the SS North Carolina wreck.

The divers found gold coins and many ancient items during the research of the SS North Carolina wreck.

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Divers explore the waters around the wreck of SS North Carolina.(Photo: Fox News).

The SS North Carolina steam ship sank into the ocean after colliding with Governor Dudley off South Carolina on July 25, 1840. The dive team and a dedicated ship of the archaeological company Blue Water Ventures International and Endurance Exploration came to this site to study at the end of September. Gold coins, marbles, tableware, copper nails used to build ships were among the objects. be found first.

No one was killed in the 1840 collision. Passengers on SS North Carolina were safely transferred to Governor Dudley. However, luggage and cargo were lost when the shipwreck. According to estimates, the amount of money on SS North Carolina is worth millions of dollars today.

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Some gold coins were recovered from the wreck.(Photo: Fox News).

"After the first half of 2019 working in the wrecks, including some famous places, to serve the law, it's great to be back at SS North Carolina salvage work, especially when you see the money. gold on the first day , " said Keith Webb, president of Blue Water Ventures International. If the weather is favorable, the salvage process will take place in October and November.

Last year, the Rhode Island Maritime Archaeological Project (RIMAP) found a mysterious wreck on the bottom of Newport Harbor suspected to be HMS Endeavor , the famous ship that once brought Captain James Cook to Australia. In June this year, scientists also discovered a wreck in 1781 in Virginia.

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