Hurricane Isaac Brings Piece of American History Ashore [Video]

By MarEx 2012-09-03 09:51:28

The ghostly remains of a shipwreck now sit on a beach in Alabama. Believed to be from the Civil War era, the ship’s remains washed ashore as Hurricane Isaac battered the coastline. Strong winds and rain helped unearth the ship, revealing an antique find to locals who ventured out after the storm.

It is overall well-preserved. Residents find it incredible to see history lying right in their backyards on Fort Morgan beach.

Opinion differs as to what the ship could have been used for. Some believe the boat was a blockade runner during the Civil War. Others say it could have used to smuggle alcohol ashore during era of the Prohibition.