Scientists share photos, not location, of hoary shipwreck5/20/2012
No sign of Captain Jack Sparrow's beloved hat (yet), but one of the most well-preserved underwater shipwrecks ever found in the Gulf of Mexico contains other illumining treasures, like muskets, cannons, gin and wine bottles, the ship's stove and the copper hull. Presumably giddy marine archaeologists and scientists say the ship's relatively pristine condition is due to its position, sitting at a depth of 4,000 feet. It's not yet known if the ship was merchant, military or pirate ship, being that pretty much all ships of the time were well armed due to the ancillary dangers from War of 1812, the Texas revolution and the Mexican-American War. The exact location of the wreck is being kept secret to prevent looting.
What business would your ship have been in 200 years ago in the Gulf of Mexico?