COROLLA, N.C. -- One of North Carolina's oldest shipwrecks will soon be on the move.
Archaeologists are trying to figure out the best way to move the 12-ton, 37-foot long shipwreck from Corolla about 90 miles down the Outer Banks to the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras.
The wreck was discovered by beachgoers in 2008 and moved to higher ground last month.
Archaeologists haven't been able to identify the ship or pinpoint its age. But artifacts including coins from the reign of France's Louis XIII and England's Charles the First indicate the ship may have been built in the mid 1600s.
There are thousands of shipwrecks along North Carolina's treacherous Outer Banks, but older wooden vessels are a rare find because they are usually destroyed by wind and waves.
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