Shipwrecked! Remains of 1880s ship found on Stone Harbor beach

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Remains of 1880s ship found on Stone Harbor beach Remains of 1880s ship found on Stone Harbor beach
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Shifting sands in Stone Harbor have uncovered what is believed to a wrecked ship from the late 19th century.

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

Historians say that the ship likely was the D.H. Ingraham, a schooner bound for Richmond, Virginia, that was carrying a shipment of limes when it 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 coast. 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.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

Photo courtesy the Stone Harbor Museum.

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