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rodanthe shipwreck = mystery revealed

Long-time belief that the wreck was a barge has been disproven!

Close to the Rodanthe shore and in the shallow waters of the Pamlico Sound, the rusting remains of a sunken ship were thought to be a barge. Closer examination reveals a different story and the mystery deepens. The Coastal Review Online digs for the facts in their story.

According to experts, the sunken ship is most likely at WWII LCS or LCI. 150' long, they were used for WWII amphibious landings.

According to experts, the sunken ship is most likely at WWII LCS or LCI. 150′ long, they were used for WWII amphibious landings.

“A team of East Carolina University graduate students led by Nathan Richards, head of the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute’s Maritime Heritage Program, has identified the Pappy’s Lane shipwreck in the Pamlico Sound near Rodanthe as a type of World War II troop transport.

The shipwreck was determined eligible in 2016 for the National Register of Historic Places for its information potential through consultations between the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Archaeology Group and the State Historic Preservation Office.”

Read the rest of this great story on the Coastal Review Online .

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