…… remains of a shipwreck ……. the Nuovo Abele which grounded at Chintsa Mouth in 1874?

Museum scientist Kevin Cole visited the beautiful coastal area of Chintsa East recently to document the  curved wooden remains of a ship, hopefully a Italian barque.  In 1874 the Nuovo Abele (Nova Bella) grounded in Chintsa Bay.

shipwrecks

The museum has some wooden remains of shipwrecks and the intention would be to retrieve the shipwreck material and to do a comparative study, including the iron pins and general dimensions of the find.

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