Hurricane Michael exposes 120-year-old shipwrecks off Florida coast

120-Year-Old Shipwrecks Exposed by Hurricane Michael

Ships swept ashore nearly 120 years ago when a hurricane hit the Florida panhandle were recently uncovered by Hurricane Michael.

The well-documented wrecks washed up on Dog Island in 1899, when the Carrabelle hurricane brought 100 mph winds, causing $1 million in damage and killing seven people, according to the Florida Department of State.

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"They've been mostly stationary since 1899 when they were wrecked in a hurricane," Sarah Revell, spokeswoman with the Florida Department of State, wrote in an email to the Tallahassee Democrat. "From time to time, some parts of the site have become exposed."

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There are no plans for state archeologists to visit the site, the Democrat reported.