Researchers led by a team from Texas State University in San Marcos are investigating a ship 4,363 feet down in the Gulf of Mexico.
Marine archaeologists are excited about the discovery of what may be a well-preserved 200-year-old shipwreck more than three-quarters of a mile below the Gulf of Mexico.
The remains, some 170 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, are "tantalizing," researchers say, because of the degree of preservation. Undersea images show an outline of an 84-foot-long, 26-foot-wide wood-hulled and copper-clad sailing vessel, possibly with two masts.
In this photo: Oxidized copper hull sheathing and possible draft marks are visible on the bow of a wrecked ship in the Gulf of Mexico about 170 miles from Galveston. Researchers have been able to recover some items, including liquor bottles and an octant, a navigational tool. Other items spotted among the wreckage are muskets, swords, cannons and clothing.