A 200 year old shipwreck was recently discovered off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. It was discovered by an expedition led by NOAA and the BOEM who were on a 56 day mission to map and explore mostly unknown areas of the Gulf of Mexico. They were mapping and imaging areas that led to this fantastic discovery.
The NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer was used for the mission. Researchers on it discovered the remnants of an old wooden ship.Researchers used underwater robots to investigate the sunken ship. Many artifacts were found navigation equipment, include anchors, a rare ship’s iron stove as well as a box of muskets. the iron stove is one of only a few left in the world that are still intact.
The ship sits in 4,00 feet of water.