Argentinian Wreck Could Be RI Whaling Ship

EastBayRI.com: A shipwreck that lies half buried in the muck and sand of an Argentinian bay could be the last remains of a whaling vessel that was built in and sailed out of Warren [Rhode Island] during the waning years of American whaling.

Marine archaeologists from Argentina’s National Institute of Anthropology believe they may have found the remains of the Dolphin, a 110’ whaling bark built in 1850 by Chace and Davis, a shipbuilding firm in operation between Company and Sisson Streets for much of the 19th century.

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