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NOAA Marine archaeologist Hans Van Tilburg examines the remains of shipwreck Dunnottar Castle

NOAA Marine archaeologist Hans Van Tilburg examining the iron plate where one of the steel masts penetrated through the deck of the Dunnottar Castle. The three-masted, full-rigged ship was carrying coal from Sydney, Australia, to Wilmington, California.

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