Shipwreck Found in Mexico

A well preserved shipwreck was found 200 miles off the coast of La., at a depth around 4,000 feet.

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    In this photo provided by NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, a well preserved shipwreck is seen about 200 miles off the coast of La., at a depth around 4,000 feet, in the Gulf of Mexico, Friday, April 26, 2012. This photo shows the shipâs cast-iron stove. (AP Photo/NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program)
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    In this photo provided by NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, NOAA's Seirios Camera Platform, operating above the Little Hercules ROV, images the ROV and an anchor inside the hull of a copper-sheathed shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico. The wood has nearly all disintegrated after more than a century on the sea floor. The well preserved shipwreck is seen about 200 miles off the coast of La., at a depth around 4,000 feet, in the Gulf of Mexico, Friday, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program)
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    In this photo provided by NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, a well preserved shipwreck is seen about 200 miles off the coast of La., at a depth around 4,000 feet, in the Gulf of Mexico, Friday, April 26, 2012. While most of the ship's wood has long since disintegrated, copper that sheathed the hull beneath the waterline as a protection against marine-boring organisms remains, leaving a copper shell retaining the form of the ship. (AP Photo/NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program)
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    This graphic provided by NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program shows a map produced by NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer's sonar which shows the West Florida Escarpment, a steep undersea cliff. The base of the escarpment, 2,600 meters deep, is shown in blue with the upper rim more than 600 meters above. ROV dives explored the physical structure of the seafloor and biodiversity on soft and hard bottom areas. A well preserved shipwreck, roughly 200 years old, was discovered about 200 miles off the coast of La., at a depth around 4,000 feet, in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program)
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    In this photo provided by NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, a well preserved shipwreck, roughly 200 years olf, is seen about 200 miles off the coast of La., at a depth around 4,000 feet, in the Gulf of Mexico, Friday, April 26, 2012. Clearly visible on the bow are lead draft marks, Roman numerals VI and VII, which were used to indicate how the ship was loaded. (AP Photo/NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program)
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    In this photo provided by NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, an anemone lives on top of a musket that lies across a whole group of muskets at the site of well preserved shipwreck, roughly 200 years old, which was discovered about 200 miles off the coast of La., at a depth around 4,000 feet, in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program)
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    In this Friday, April 26, 2012 photo provided by NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, artifacts, including ceramic plates, platters, and bowls; and glass liquor, wine, medicine, and food storage bottles of many shapes and colors, some with the contents still sealed inside, at the site of a a well preserved shipwreck, roughly 200 years old, discovered about 200 miles off the coast of La., at a depth around 4,000 feet, in the Gulf of Mexico. A variety of artifacts inside the ship's hull relates either to daily life on board or to the shipâs cargo. (AP Photo/NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program)
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