Shipwreck Carrying ‘Treasure Trove’ Of Artifacts Found 147 Years After Sinking

  • “It looks so different than anyone ever expected,” Hummel told Fox 13 Seattle. “Initially, it looks like the wrong size, shape and everything. You slowly work through using the robots, imaging things and looking at it that eventually we realized: ‘Oh wait, that is the ship.’ It took a while.”
  • One piece of evidence that the shipwreck found by Hummel’s team was actually the Pacific was the fact that they were able to locate the ship’s paddle wheels, which had become disconnected from the ship as part of the wreck.
  • “Historical accounts describe the Pacific partially breaking up at the surface, so we expected to find paddle wheels independent from the rest of the ship,” said Philip Drew of the Northwest Shipwreck Alliance.
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