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Researcher believes he has ID'd shipwreck in Maine

 


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A researcher believes he's identified the mysterious shipwreck that appears every few years in the right conditions on a beach in York.

The ship's remains, which were last exposed by a nor'easter in 2018, are likely those of the Defiance, a sloop that washed ashore during a violent storm in 1769, said researcher Stefan Claesson, owner of Nearview, an aerial drone and archaeological surveying company.

The Defiance was built in 1754 in Massachusetts, which fits with historical documents and tree-ring dating conducted by Cornell University, he said.

But, he said, "addi...



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