york-beach,-maine

Rough seas have washed away the sands on the beaches of York, Maine, revealed the wreckage of a 160-year-old shipwreck.

 The 51-foot-long hull is believed to be from a late colonial or early post-colonial sloop, which means it would date from 1750 to 1850. 

A sloop is a sailing vessel with a single mast. Such vessels were common along Maine’s coast and were used for fishing and for hauling cargo such as dried fish or lumber.