The Nor'easter Once Again Uncovered The Remains Of An Old Ship In York

Apparently this happens from time to time.

There's a shipwreck on Short Sands Beach, in York, Maine, and every once in a while a storm will uncover its remains.

That happened this weekend, following the nor'easter that battered the coast, according to the town's police department:

The ship is believed to be a sloop that's more than 160 years old.

The Maine Historic Preservation Commission believes the 51-foot-long hull dates to the era between the Revolutionary War and Civil War.

The shipwreck is normally covered by sand, but became a curiosity when it was uncovered in 1958. Since then, it has been seen several other times, most recently five years ago. Before that, it was last seen after the Patriots Day nor'easter in 2007.

“It always seems to stir the town up when it does arrive,” Tim Ellis, a York resident, told the Portland Press Herald in 2013.

With reporting by WBUR's Benjamin Swasey and The Associated Press


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