Famed Woods Hole Sub Discovers Shipwreck

Alvin has logged more than 4,300 dives and 30,000 hours exploring the deep ocean, diving a combined total of more than 9 million meters along the way. (Bill Lange, Tim Shank, and the Alvin Group, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Alvin has logged more than 4,300 dives and 30,000 hours exploring the deep ocean, diving a combined total of more than 9 million meters along the way. (Bill Lange, Tim Shank, and the Alvin Group, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

While searching for a device that had been deployed off the North Carolina coast to collect deep-sea larvae, scientists aboard the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution‘s famed submersible Alvin discovered a ship earlier this month with artifacts that might date back to the birth of the nation, according to an article on CapeCodOnline.com.

Alvin has surveyed the wreck of the Titanic and explored the first known hydrothermal vent sites.

On July 12, 2015, the crew aboard Alvin came upon a thick chain, wine bottles and a pile of bricks. A mile deep, the team had found a shipwreck with artifacts that might date back to the American Revolution.

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