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Hurricane Isaac Uncovers Mysterious Shipwreck

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - A mysterious shipwreck, recently uncovered by Hurricane Isaac, has appeared on an Alabama beach six miles from Fort Morgan.

Meyer Vacation Rentals, a local real estate company catering to the Gulf Shores area, posted photos of the ship to its Facebook page following the storm.

According to the Birmingham News, this isn't the first time that the wreckage has shown up. The wrecked ship was partially uncovered by Hurricane Camille in 1969 and reappeared following Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and then again after Hurricane Ike in 2008.

There has been debate over the ship's identity. It was originally thought that the remains were the wreck of the Confederate battleship Monticello, a Civil War blockade runner that ran ashore in 1862. However, WALA reports that experts have since debunked that theory, pointing out that the ship's riggings date from after the Civil War. click here to read more

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