The steamer United States was shipwrecked in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Romain, South Carolina in 1881. Built in Connecticut in 1864, she was the finest ship constructed by one of America’s foremost shipyards. The shipwreck was discovered and identified by underwater archaeologist Dr. E. Lee Spence. In 2012, the Federal District Court ruled that Spence was the “true and exclusive owner of the abandoned wreckage.”DIVE IN > > > Share
SS Ozama sunk in 1894
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The steamer SS Ozama was built in Scotland in 1881 and was shipwrecked on Cape Romain, South Carolina in 1894. The shipwreck was discovered by Dr. E. Lee Spence, who now owns the wreck under an order of the United States Federal District Court.
The Civil War steamer Georgiana was described in contemporary documents as the most powerful Confederate cruiser. The wreck was discovered in 1965 by Dr. E. Lee Spence, who salvaged over 1,000,000 individual artifacts from the wreck. The blockade runners Mary Bowers, Norseman, and Constance Decimer were all lost by running onto this wreck.DIVE IN > > > Share