Wreck of Maine Clipper Found off California

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PressHerald.com: A clipper ship built in Maine that sank off the coast of California 151 years ago has been found buried on the ocean floor just west of San Francisco.

The Noonday, built on Badger’s Island in the Piscataqua River in 1855 to haul cargo to California during the Gold Rush, was found mired in mud by an expedition of marine archaeologists. The scientists were on a 5-day survey with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that ended Monday [September 15, 2014] after discovering the sites of at least 4 wrecks, including the 1863 wreck of the Noonday.

Read about the wreck of the clipper ship Noonday discovered off California.