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Shipwreck uncovered near Cape Lookout National Seashore

Officials at Cape Lookout National Seashore say a shipwreck that shows up every so often along the eastern North Carolina coast is uncovered again.

The remains of the wooden ship can be seen on the South Core Banks about six miles up the beach from the lighthouse.

Some speculated on the park’s Facebook post that it may be the Olive Thurlow, which sunk in a storm in about 1902 in the Bight of the Cape, but rangers say the remains of that ship are completely underwater just south of the lighthouse on the sound side and this wreck is on the beach side.

Others thought it may be the Josephine, but that was a smaller fishing vessel that went down on the south side of the Cape in the early 2000s and while some parts did wash ashore, officials say they were on the south beaches of Cape Lookout and did not go north of the lighthouse.

So far, this wreck remains unidentified.