The Charlotte Observer posted, ‘Divers believe they’ve found famed luxury ship that sank in 1838 off the NC coast‘.
“A luxury steamship that went to the bottom of the Atlantic in 1838 with half its affluent passengers may have been found 40 miles off the coast of North Carolina.
An underwater exploration venture based out of Florida said it has found enough evidence to convince backers they’ve found the wreck of the Pulaski sitting under 115 feet of water.
That evidence includes Spanish and U.S. silver coins that date up until the time of the wreck, along with wreckage that closely parallels survivor’s stories of a starboard boiler explosion that sank the ship in 45 minutes…”
All coins we are finding are from the time up until the wreck, and we’ve found 25 specimens…
A filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission described the discoveries made so far as “passenger valuables.” The coins have included silver Spanish and American pieces, as well as a Mexican peso the size of a half dollar.”