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Excavating the SS Central America with a Remotely Operated Vehicle

Lost for 131 years, 160 miles off the coast of South Carolina, the SS Central America sunk in 1857 after being caught in a monstrous hurricane. Known as the ‘Ship of Gold’ due to the large shipment of valuables she was carrying, the 280 foot long wooden-hulled, copper-sheathed paddle steamer now lies in water depths of approximately 2,200 metres (7,200 feet).

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