Shipwreck

FROM THE NEWSROOM: PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A researcher believes he’s identified the mysterious shipwreck that appears in the right conditions on a beach in York, Maine. Stefan Claesson said his research suggests the ship’s remains, which were last exposed by a storm in 2018, are those of the Defiance, a sloop that washed ashore during a violent storm in 1769. He said the Defiance was built in 1754 in Massachusetts, fitting with historical documents and tree-ring dating conducted by Cornell University. The 60-foot ship was headed from Salem, Massachusetts, to Portland, Maine, when it encountered the storm. The four crew members survived but the ship was destroyed.