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Sandy helps uncover old shipwreck at Surf City


SURF CITY, NC (WWAY) -- Beach erosion from Hurricane Sandy has unearthed a section of the William H. Sumner, a three-masted scooner that ran aground in Surf City in 1919. The ship was sailing from Puerto Rico to New York when it happened.

Portions of the ship are sticking up out of the sand and are visible during low tide.

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I've known that Surf City and surrounding areas have a rich history of nautical trials and tribulations. It is interesting that a historical event such as Hurricane Sandy has uncovered such a treasure in the midst of tragedy.