• these losers were picking through the wreck the whole time I was there and keeping "souviners" They also made it impossible to get any good pictures. Bastards.

confederate battleship monticello shipwreck washed ashore during Hurricane Ike

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When the waves from Hurricane Ike receded, they left behind a mystery in Alabama -- a ragged shipwreck archeologists say could be from 1862.

After examining photos of the wreck post-Ike, Museum of Mobile marine archaeologist Shea McLean agreed it is likely the Confederate battleship Monticello, which ran aground in 1862 after sailing from Havana, according to U.S. Navy records

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  1. wastedinthekeys 68 months ago | reply

    I would have pried off an old piece of rusted metal to use to hit filthy Somalians over the head with.

  2. LIVING... MAEDEANS STYLE 68 months ago | reply

    Looks like you had a beautiful day with plenty of onlookers. We went on the same day that we ate at DeSoto's. It was cool, dreary, raining and generally miserable. There was only one carload of folks there besides us, and I think they were waiting for us to leave so they could take all the souvenirs they could find. Our souvenirs were quite a few photos in spite of the terrible lighting for taking photos. But, it was an adventure. We found out there is a road named Our Road near where the wreckage was on the beach near Fort Morgan in Gulf Shores.

  3. us1mm0 68 months ago | reply

    Yeah, those souviner takers really annoyed me...

    I'll keep an eye out for that road You mentioned.

    Next time you are down that way -try turning on pine beach road @ mile maker 11 - its a great beach to get away from people and explore.

  4. Pogorita 63 months ago | reply

    There is a group called "Garbage ( and treasures) on the beach after the storm where this would fit well.

  5. us1mm0 63 months ago | reply

    thanks Pogorita.

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