YORK, Va. (WAVY) - The Virginia Department of Historic Resources is planning tosurvey previously undocumented shipwreck in the York River that maybe from the Siege at Yorktown.
Officials say sonar has recorded ship remains that will besurveyed starting Monday. Circumstantial evidence strongly suggeststhe shipwreck is associated with the October 1781 siege thatdecided the Revolutionary War.
The site is close to the remains of the ship used by BritishGen. Cornwallis.
Officials plan to map the wreckage and make efforts to confirmwhether the ship was part of the British fleet at Yorktown.
More than three decades ago, the Department of HistoricResources conducted a multiyear research project near Yorktown thatresulted in the location of nine shipwrecks associated with theSiege at Yorktown.
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