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A close-up underwater video tour shows the portion of the wreck depicted in the site photo mosaic. The wooden hull is badly degraded by Teredo navalis, commonly known as shipworm, a marine mollusk that consumes wood. The tour begins at the keel on the centerline of the ship, partially covered by stone ballast. We then move quickly along the bottom of the ship to see the wooden frames with several large metal fasteners sticking up. The side of the ship has been broken down and lays flat on the bottom. As we move up the side of the hull we are looking at the interior all the way to the main deck. The large angled timber is called a hanging knee and supported the deck.

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