Sunday, April 11, 2010

HMS Somerset III Resurfaces After 232 Years

The British warship HMS Somerset III, which played a key role in the Revolutionary War, has washed ashore (more correctly - resurfaced) after 232 years. The ship sank in November 1778 off the Cape. Parts of the ship's hull are evident in the sand off Provincetown. In 1775, Paul Revere slipped past the ship before beginning his ride to Lexington to warn the colonials that the British were on the move. (Remember - '1' if by sea...?).

One new aspect of this 'find' is that the National Seashore is using satellite mapping and digital imaging to preserve both the location and design of the Somerset III for future study.

Go to the article in the Boston Globe to read this fascinating story.

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