Plan in works to salvage remnants of N.C. shipwreck

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State engineers and volunteers plan to salvage what could be the oldest shipwreck remains known on the North Carolina Outer Banks.

Plans are to move the wreck next week from its precarious place in the sand and surf to a plot near the Currituck Beach Lighthouse in Corolla, keeper Meghan Agresto said.

Some are concerned the ship would go to pieces and disappear if left alone.

The ship is believed to be about 400 years old. State underwater archaeologists measured and photographed the remains, discovering early construction methods - including spikes made from wood instead of iron - that could date back to the early 1600s....

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