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Digital North Carolina Blog

This blog is maintained by the staff of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center and features highlights from the collections at DigitalNC, an online library of primary sources from institutions across North Carolina.

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Rescuing Artifacts from the Modern Greece

After reading about the exciting work taking place this week on the coast as archaeologists and volunteers uncover artifacts from a sunken Civil War ship, I went looking through the North Carolina Newspapers collection for a mention of the wreck.

I found this piece, in the Fayetteville Observer from June 30, 1862, describing the wreck of the Modern Greece:

The last lines are especially notable: “It is believed that a portion of the cargo can be saved.  All will be saved if possible.”  Portions of the cargo are indeed being saved.  It has only taken 150 years.

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