Buried shipwreck uncovered on North Carolina beach

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SURF CITY, N.C. — A buried shipwreck has been unearthed off the coast of North Carolina, according to WECT.

The piece of history was uncovered in the sand earlier this week in Surf City, likely by shifting sands caused by Tropical Storm Ana.

The shipwreck is believed to be that of the William H. Sumner, a three masted schooner that was built in 1891, according to WECT. It’s currently visible with the low tide.

According to legend, the schooner was headed from the West Indies to New York in 1919 when something went wrong. The ship is believed to have wrecked in the Topsail Inlet.

The 10-foot piece of wood found at the beach in Surf City is believed to be part of the ship’s inner shell.

Some of what happened in the story still remains a mystery. The captain of the ship died under suspicious circumstances.