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Shipwreck From 1800s Unearthed on Jersey Shore

A local historian tells NJ.com the ship likely was the D.H. Ingraham, a schooner bound for Richmond, Virginia, carrying a shipment of limes that sank in 1886

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    A change in sand levels on Stone Harbor Beach revealed this shipwreck that is thought to be from the 1800s.

    Shifting sands in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, have uncovered what is believed to a wrecked ship from the late 19th century. 

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

    A local historian tells NJ.com the ship likely was the D.H. Ingraham, a schooner bound for Richmond, Virginia, carrying a shipment of limes that 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 shore. 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.