"Time Capsule" Warship Emerging Near D.C.
Coins, dental gear already found at well-preserved underwater wreck.
Ceramic bowls, a clay pipe, medical gear, and a grog cup are among artifacts recovered from earlier work at the shipwreck site.
A warship submerged for two centuries in a river near Washington, D.C., could provide new insight into the relatively obscure War of 1812, say archaeologists who are preparing to excavate the wreck.
Scientists have known about the unidentified wartime shipwreck, which lies in the Patuxent River about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of the nation's capital, since the early 1970s.
19th-Century "Time Capsule" Warship Emerging Near D.C.