Discover New Jersey: The Coastline

New Jersey's coastline is a shipping graveyard, with over 2,000 wrecks off its shore.

In 1884, a schooner based out of Manasquan called the John K. Shaw was carrying hundreds of ingots when it went down off the coast.

Dan Lieb, a marine historian who is the state's foremost authority on what is buried beneath the coastline, has set out to find out more about the John K. Shaw. Evidence from wreckage found by Lieb led him to claim it as being the John K. Shaw.

Leib says there's much more buried beneath the coastline, possibly including a German U-boat and twin train locomotives.

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