COROLLA, N.C. -- A recovery team is being organized to move what could be the oldest shipwreck found on North Carolina's Outer Banks.
The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va., reported Thursday that plans are being made to move the wreck next week from its spot on the crashing surf to near the Currituck Beach Lighthouse in Corolla.
Some are concerned the ship thought to be about 400 years old will go to pieces if left alone.
Lighthouse keeper Meghan Agresto says state engineers plan to guide local volunteers who would help dig the timbers from the sand.
Storms late last year revealed the wreck from beneath the sand. Tides have carried the wreck more than two miles south in the past four months, and the keel and other timbers have disappeared.
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