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19th Century shipwreck rediscovered in San Francisco

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:41

April 23 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has found a steamship that sank after a collision in 1888, near the present-day site of the Golden Gate Bridge. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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New sonar images have been released of a shipwreck rediscovered under San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. A steamship called the "City of Chester" -- with 16 passengers onboard -- sank in 1888 after a collision. Now, this 202-foot long vessel has been found by the NOAA after a multi-beam sonar survey, which took nine months to analyze. The wreck was first discovered 125 years ago, shortly after its sinking. There was no attempt back then to bring the ship to land. And there will be no attempt now - this wreck will remain submerged on the sea floor.

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19th Century shipwreck rediscovered in San Francisco

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:41