News Release: Associated Press News
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Archaeologists have identified a 67-year-old shipwreck revealed during low tide on New Year's Day in the waters off northeast Florida.
The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program has confirmed that the ship the Bermuda-based Deliverance, which wrecked in 1947 off Ponte Vedra Beach.
Low tides revealed 80 feet of the motorized ship's iron and timber, giving archaeologists clues to check against local lists of shipwrecks in the area and international shipping reports. They tell The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/1pFV8tO) that the Deliverance sailed between Jacksonville and Bermuda before sinking in a fierce storm on Dec. 13, 1947.
It's not uncommon for the eroded hulls of shipwrecks to emerge during heavy storms from the waters off Ponte Vedra Beach.