How the Ghosts of Shipwrecks Past Continue to Haunt U.S. Waters

By Ellen Ramirez October 31, 2018 – Deep under the surface of U.S. waters, lying in wait to strike, is an environmental threat the size of an army. This army — while deadly and toxic in its own right — is not made up of soldiers and weapons, but rather of vessels from long ago, now derelict and forgotten. Scattered throughout coastal waters and left silent and still in the places where they fell, these derelict vessels are relics of wars, battles, disasters, and other shipwrecks from the past. Aged…

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