Shipwreck washes up in Ponte Vedra Beach

shipwreck Ponte Verda Beach Old shipwreck washes ashore in Ponte Verda Beach, Florida.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – An amazing piece of history washed ashore a Florida beach Wednesday.

The hull from a ship possibly dating back to the 1700s was found on Guana River State Park in Ponte Vedra Beach, according to WJXT.

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum archeologist Chuck Meide got word of the wreckage and brought a team of researchers to learn more. He said it’s most likely a merchant ship, but could’ve come from anywhere.

“It’s hard to know where it’s from,” Meide said. “One thing I can tell is that it would’ve been a pretty sizable ship.”

WLTV reports the size of the ship is estimated to be 40-feet long. Beach officials are attempting to remove the hull before high tides arrives.

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