3 friends happen upon shipwreck in Oregon dunes

February 2, 2015 5:37 PM

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3 friends happen upon shipwreck in Oregon dunes

In this photo taken on April 6, 2014, the tip of a 40-foot-long section of a different shipwreck juts out of the sand along Lake Michigan. (AP Photo/Traverse City Record-Eagle, Nathan Payne)

Three friends metal-detecting last fall in the dunes of Seaside, Ore., hit upon a not-very-metallic find: a large wooden vessel buried in the sand. Now Oregon state archaeologist Dennis Griffin says it is indeed a shipwreck, and that two wood samples taken from the boat's 21-foot keel are currently ...

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