San Francisco June 06, 2017
This Incredible Map Shows California’s Shipwreck Graveyard Like Never Before
It’s not every day that new and exciting discoveries are made, but a recent map released by the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park shows that there’s something utterly fascinating lying beneath the streets of our beautiful city. Giving you a look at Northern California like you’ve never seen before, this incredible map shows details of an abandoned graveyard that will intrigue you.
Located beneath the streets of San Francisco in an area that was once known as Yerba Buena Cove lies an entire graveyard made up of shipwrecks.
Put together by the
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and National Geographic, the detailed map shows where handfuls of 19th Century shipwrecks remain underneath the city.
A historic and beautiful area, the cove has since been filled in and remains a true treasure hiding in plain sight.
During the age of California's Gold Rush, dozens of 19th Century ships headed out to San Francisco. Over time these incredible ships were abandoned, left to be sunken into the waters or even repurposed as saloons and unique accommodations.
A map detailing the cove's underwater world was original released by Archaeologists back in the 1960s, with the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park revamping the original map. Since the first map of the graveyard was created, many more ships have been discovered amongst the previous shipwrecks. From the bones of Galapagos tortoises to new found shipwrecks, the newly released map depicts a world that we had previously never known about. To find out further details about the shipwrecks that remain in the cove,
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