same shipwreck, sonar images are the same
Shipwreck in Galveston Bay not a new discovery
A shipwreck found recently by marine surveyors in Galveston Bay isn't a new discovery at all - state officials already knew it was there. She might have gone down during a storm, but it wasn't Hurricane Ike.
The 'rediscovery' was made two weeks ago by experts using a side scan sonar survey to locate debris from Ike that settled on the bottom of the bay,
said Jim Sudyam, a spokesman for the Texas General Land Office
. State officials plan to use the findings to help land a debris removal contract for Galveston Bay.
Sudyam provided me with some scintillating details about the ship. This from an e-mail he sent to me today:
It appears we've found a previously known and charted historical shipwreck. The ship is the Acadia, a Civil War blockade runner that was sunk by Union forces. There are about 300 artifacts from this ship - including the toilet - at the Brazoria County Historical Museum.
More information about the ship can be found at Handbook of Texas