Hurricanes are considered to be some of the most destructive natural phenomena that Mother Nature can deal upon the planet. The damage that it can cause to an area is something that can leave people in a melancholic state in the wake of its destruction. However, this can have a benefit for some especially for those people who happen to find something important after a tremendous calamity.
According to a report of Boredom Therapy, after Hurricane Irma struck in Florida last year, Randy Lathrop, a photographer who happened to be strolling along the coastlines noticed a wooden canoe that washed up along the shores.
“As soon as I saw it, I knew exactly what it was,” he said.
Out of his curiosity, Lathrop called the Florida Division of Historical Resources. Unfortunately, according to Sarah Revell, department representative, the age of the canoe that he has found is unidentifiable, not unless it undergoes carbon dating. However, she assumes the canoe that Lathrop has found is approximately hundreds of years old.
According to the report, due to the Hurricane Irma, the 15-foot-long canoe is believed to be from the Indian River along the coastline of Florida. The Indian River, which happened to be on the north side of Cocoa, Florida is known as the place where there was a settlement of Native Americans.
Moreover, when Superstorm Sandy struck in 2012, various of archeological relics and ship-wrecks were discovered along other shores of America. Among these are the remains of the vessel William H. Sumner (1919) that was found in North Carolina and a square-rigged ship Ayrshire (1850) that was unearthed in Brick, New Jersey.
Ship-wrecks of Bessie White (1920), and an unnamed wooden coal barge (1936) were also discovered in other coastal areas because of Superstorm Sandy.
On the other hand, it was also in 2012 when the ship Rachel (1930) was found in Alabama due to Hurricane Isaac. While pieces of the sunken ship Monticello were unearthed when Hurricane Camille hit in 1969.
What can you say about these? What do you think the reason is these long-lost shipwrecks were only found after hurricanes? Do you find it interesting? Share your thoughts, reactions, and opinions in the comments section below!