19th-Century "Time Capsule" Warship Emerging Near D.C.
- 19th-Century "Time Capsule" Warship Emerging Near D.C.
National Geographic News, June 7, 2012
A warship submerged for two centuries in a river near Washington, D.C.,
could provide new insight into the relatively obscure War of 1812, say
archaeologists who are preparing to excavate the wreck. Scientists have
known about the unidentified wartime shipwreck, which lies in the
Patuxent River about 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the nation's capital,
since the early 1970s.