Shipwreck takes town back to War of 1812Breaking News
tags: War of 1812
Under several feet of water in the Connecticut River, a few miles upriver from Long Island Sound, archaeologists have found a "ballast pile," an oblong mound of stones that were once in a ship's hold for stability. The stones remained after the hull disintegrated.
The archaeologists wonder whether the wreck can be tied to a 200-year-old battle in which the British set fire to 25 ships, the largest maritime loss in the War of 1812.
Under gray skies off Watrous Point, a mile south of the town of Essex, archaeologists from the University of Connecticut and the Mashantucket Pequot Research Center stood waist-deep in the chilly river water recently removing hundreds of pounds of the ballast stone to reach remnants of the hull beneath. Waves from passing boats jostled the crews as they struggled to keep their footing....
comments powered by Disqus
- Karen L. Cox says historians shouldn’t be afraid to embrace YouTube to reach millennials
- You Know Your History? These Podcasts Aren’t So Sure.
- Victor Davis Hanson says Trump Must "Retire as Twitter Champ”
- The Daily Mail is highlighting claims by a Cambridge don that teachers are helping to foster resentment by presenting history as the struggle of minority groups
- Historians Are Calling Out Trump Online Whenever He Misreads the Past