SURF CITY, N.C — Every now and again you might get lucky and find a nice seashell or something cool on the beach.
But visitors in North Carolina got a nice surprise as the tide uncovered wreckage from a 100-year-old shipwreck!
The remains have been there for a century, but they’re usually buried in the sand.
Officials in Surf City say the remains of the William H. Sumner show up once or twice a year when the tide uncovers them.
The schooner sank in 1919 while carrying mahogany and phosphate rock from the West Indies to New York.
Authorities advise beach-goers it’s o-k to look at the wreckage and take pictures of it, but not to touch it.
Removing or damaging shipwreck is apparently against state law.