Monday, September 15, 2008

Treasure (Ship) Unearthed

My good friend Sharon (from Alabama's Gulf Coast) sent me pictures of a ship that was uncovered by Hurricane Ike.

It's is believed to be a Union ship burned by our brethren at Ft. Morgan during the war of norther aggression.

The ship is about 150 feet and about 6 miles east of Ft.Morgan. Sadly,If someone does not do something soon the sea will reclaim her. Hopefully some history buff will come forward to claim her.

She is constructed from yellow pine and it appeared her hull was put together with pegs.

We think she had a steam engine .....there was alot of iron nail and spikes and pipe inside.

The ship was burned to the water line.It's a mystery ship, no one know it's name, the storm just left it's bones on the beach but it will be gone soon.

I love a treasure, and this one certainly is.

Remember my Hurricane Katrina story, of the "Message in a Bottle" that Katrina uncovered some twenty years later.
Funny how nature never forgets a good tale. Sometimes, she holds all the secrets, waiting for the perfect time to spin her tale. I hope someone can determine more of this most interesting tale.


Tammy said...

Wow, that is amazing! Just think about all the storms that have been down there and this finally was unearthed by Ike.

There will be history buff all over it, I bet!

Kirby3131 said...

Totally cool. I've ever seen a ship like that before. It is amazing what is below the sea.

I had never heard about the Message in a Bottle either, so I'm glad you linked to it :)

Hope you had a great weekend!

Leigh said...

Tammy & Kirby- I am so excited abotu this ship. Totally amazing how something in such destruction could be washed up in a Hurricane and gently laid out for the world to see. Absolutley amazing! I wish gas wasn't so high, I'd be on my way down to see it. Tammy-I can only hope that someone will and QUICK before the tide claims her.

Jen*Dust Bunny*-head on over and see it for yourself.

Kirby-Glad you liked the Message in a Bottle story. I would still like to find the author of the project and get her in touch with the marines who wanted to deliver her project back to her.

Bama Belle said...

That is so cool I have to send my parents over there to check it out!

Keetha said...

Really cool.

Shannon said...

This is so cool! I love things like this.

The Troll said...

In June 2008, a 90-pound unspent Union naval shell was uncovered at the site. Remember that?

We'd have won that war, if we would have had a better Navy.

A lot of "The South's Always Right" types will grimace when I say this but...


The truth is General Lee detested him and his failure to fund a Navy gave the Yankees a huge edge.

Debbie said...

Hi Leigh,

Thank you for sharing. I love history and this leaves me wanting more. I sure hope someone rescues her.

Blessings - Debbie

K9 said...

b b b but WHERE is your MM? 4 blogs!? whew! thnx for your visit. good to see ya!

K9 said...

oh leigh, i just saw your comment on my other post.
my etsy shop is

theres a clickable path to the shop from chickorys blog page too. the black cats are very nice for halloween i also have calaveras.

thank you for all the nice things you wrote. made my day! xo

jennifer said...

WOW! I was having a conversation today with a lady about the beach at Fort Morgan. She said you could find MUCH better shells and sea treasures there. I guess she is right!

nancygrayce said...

I SAW that on the news! Incredible! The wood that is left is beautiful!

ThursdayNext said...

This is some good to come out of some bad...thanks for sharing these awesome photos! :)

Keetha said...

Dear Troll,

I know I am one of those detestable Yankees - - -

In retrospect, did you really want to WIN that war? Do you think our country should be split apart?

I'm glad we're ALL still in this thing together. For richer or poorer, in sickness or in health, till death do us part.

I love ALL of The UNITED States of America.

Anonymous said...

This is soooo cool! Maybe it was a Pirate ship!

giants fan said...

very cool!!

jennifer said...

We went to see it yesterday!!!! It was really great and the kids had a ball!