East Carolina University graduate students Jeremy Borelli (left) and Ryan Bradley examine 18 timbers believed to be the remains of a centuries-old ship that were recently recovered from a site in Waterlily. The timbers were discovered when wind-driven tides pushed back water from an eroding shoreline.
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Photo Courtesy Nathan Richards of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute

East Carolina University graduate students Jeremy Borelli (left) and Ryan Bradley examine 18 timbers believed to be the remains of a centuries-old ship that were recently recovered from a site in Waterlily. The timbers were discovered when wind-driven tides pushed back water from an eroding shoreline.

Solving a maritime mystery

By Cindy Beamon

The Daily Advance

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WATERLILY — Traces of a shipwreck, possibly dating back to Colonial times, were recently discovered on the shoreline in Waterlily, also known as Church’s Island.

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