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Scientists Reveal Composite Photos of Historic Shipwrecks

The unusual discovery of three historic shipwrecks was detailed for an audience at Galveston's Moody Gardens on Nov. 14. Two archaeologists who worked on the project showed composite photomosaics of two of the wrecks for the first time.

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

Amy Borgens, the state marine archaeologist with the Texas Historical Commission, and Frederick Hanselmann, chief underwater archaeologist at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, described their discovery of three historic shipwrecks for an audience at Galveston's Moody Gardens on Nov. 14 and showed composite photomosaics of two of the wrecks for the first time, as reported in the Houston Chronicle. From the scientists' vessel, called Nautilus, a vehicle retrieved artifacts from one of the shipwrecks, about 150 miles off Galveston, and conducted remote surveys of two others nearby.

 

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