Shipwreck From 1800s Unearthed on Jersey Shore

A local historian tells NJ.com the ship likely was the D.H. Ingraham, a schooner bound for Richmond, Virginia, carrying a shipment of limes that sank in 1886

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Werner Tedesco

Shifting sands in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, have uncovered what is believed to a wrecked ship from the late 19th century. 

The roughly 25-foot-long vessel's remains were visible on the southern part of the beach over the weekend. 

A local historian tells NJ.com the ship likely was the D.H. Ingraham, a schooner bound for Richmond, Virginia, carrying a shipment of limes that sank in 1886. 

Newspaper archives recount how five crew members were rescued after a fire broke out on board. 

Shipwrecks are not an uncommon sight along the New Jersey shore. In 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers discovered the remains of a 100-to-200-foot-long ship buried under a jetty while making repairs to the Barnegat Inlet jetty after Hurricane Sandy.

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