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Mysterious, centuries-old shipwreck unearthed on Jersey shore

A seagull is seen on the beach in New Jersey. A shipwreck discovered in the holiday weekend. (Photo by Waring Abbott/Getty Images)

A unique holiday mystery unfolds on the storm-battered beaches of the coast of New Jersey.

In the weekend, a shift in the sand levels excavated remains of a 25-foot shipwreck from the 1800s in Stone Harbor beach, according to NJ.com.

The ship, of which the origin is unclear, but some residents have reportedly speculated that the wreck may be the remains of a ship that sank near the Hereford Inlet in the 1800s.

According to Stan Sperlak, a board member at the Cape May County Museum, the area where the wreck was discovered it was dangerous for sailors.

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Sperlak believes the wreck belongs to the D. H. Ingraham, a schooner carrying a cargo of limes, which was bound for Virginia, and sunk in 1886, NJ.com reported.

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That ship apparently sank about a mile and a half north of the Hereford Lighthouse.

A wide range of factors effects or a shipwreck remains were found, including storms, wind speed, and shifting sands.

Some photos of the shipwreck have been circulating on social media, including the above, Werner Tedesco.

In 2014, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers discovered the remains of a 100-200-metre-long ship, while making repairs to the Barnegat Inlet jetty, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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On the other side of the world, a few months ago, researchers announced the stunning discovery of the “world’s oldest intact shipwreck on the bottom of the Black Sea. The remains of the old trading vessel were found 1.2 kilometres below the surface.

Fox News’ James Rogers and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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