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March 8, 2009, 10:29PM
The ghostly image of an object recently found on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico just off Galveston Island is little more than a shadow.
But experts believe the sonar scan could be that of a well-known but never before discovered ship that sank nearly 150 years ago as it tried to break through the federal blockade of Galveston during the Civil War.
The Carolina, also known as the Caroline, was a merchant ship that left Galveston in July 1864 with a load of cotton.
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