PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Archeologists from the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum have teamed up with the state to salvage a large piece of a shipwreck on Ponte Vedra Beach.
Crews will attempt, for a second time, to remove the 47-foot-long wooden hull to higher ground- where it will be safer, Friday morning.
On Thursday, they brought in a crane to the artifact.
But the crane got stuck in the sand. Crews then had to secure the hull with a rope to make sure it wouldn't wash back out into the ocean during high tide.
Crews said they will try again Friday around 7 a.m. when the tide goes out.
Meanwhile, people from all over the area have been stopping by to get an up close look.
"It's a pretty historic event," one beachgoer said.
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The shipwreck is the property of the state of Florida.
After surveying it, experts believe it is from a ship that may date back to the 18th century.