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Unexpected Find for Marine Archaeologists in Gulf of Mexico

A team of marine archaeologists has discovered two 19th-century sunken vessels while exploring their main target, a shipwreck lying nearly three-quarters of a mile below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.

The Green Lantern Wreck, unknown wreck named for lantern artifact in Gulf of Mexico.

A team of marine archaeologists — led by Fritz Hanselmann, a researcher at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University — has discovered two 19th-century sunken vessels while exploring their main target, a shipwreck lying nearly three-quarters of a mile below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, The Associated Press reports. The team used remote-controlled devices to recover artifacts from the main shipwreck site that will help researchers unearth more information about the ships' identities.

 

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