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Pender County middle school students and state archaeologists researched the muddy wreck of what was thought to be the ship SYLVAN GROVE. By studying yellowed newspaper articles and old photographs, the researchers discovered the true name of the vessel.
The first documented vessel built in the New World was supposedly a Spanish gabarra. Constructed in 1526, along the banks of the present day Cape Fear River, Spanish settlers attempted to build a vessel to replace the one they lost entering the inlet.
Archaeologists are exploring a sunken blockade runner off the North Carolina coast near the Cape Fear River. The wreck was confirmed as the Scottish-built Agnes E. Frye, one of three sidewheel steamers bested by Union forces during the Civil War.
The wreck of the Agnes E. Fry was located near the Cape Fear River mouth in 2016. Archaeologists experience almost zero visibility underwater in order to confirm the identity of the Civil War-era blockade runner. Three artifacts have since been pulled up and a 3D model is planned for the future.