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confederate battleship monticello shipwreck washed ashore during Hurricane Ike

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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Taken on September 21, 2008