Rare, fully intact 153-year-old shipwreck reveals treasures

May 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
Rare, fully intact 153-year-old shipwreck reveals treasures


An original sketch of the Daring by Edwin Brookes 1863

It's taken several heavy duty moving trucks, five days and more than $1 million to remove a 153-year-old shipwreck from a West Auckland beach.
The Daring, a schooner uncovered by shifting sands at Muriwai Beach in May, was successfully removed, fully intact, by the Daring Rescue Team on December 12.
Larry Paul, from the Classic Yacht Charitable Trust, said volunteers slept on the beach between tides as the ship was excavated over three days.

Rare, fully intact 153-year-old shipwreck reveals treasures - including an old boot


The shipwreck was discovered in May by a local on Muriwai Beach.

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