Century-Old Shipwreck Unearthed In Ipswich

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — After more than a century, the Ada K. Damon schooner has made an appearance on Crane Beach in Ipswich, Mass.

The vessel ran aground on the beach in 1909 while hauling sand to Boston.

Over time, the ship became entombed beneath Crane Beach's surface.

Now visitors can see a fifty-foot portion of the boat during low tide.

"It's really the extreme erosion this winter that has probably unearthed the shipwreck," Val Perini, regional education manager for the Trustees at Crane Beach told WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe.

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Perini said the Ada K. Damon is unique because most shipwrecks are buried below the low tide line, making them viewable only to scuba divers.

"So this is really a unique opportunity to invite everyone to explore our maritime heritage because anyone can go down to the beach and see it," she said.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.

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