This News article is From the Cape Codder. Feb 1st 2008,
Wellfleet - Sundays storm surge washed ashore the remains of a possible mid-19th century ship onto Newcomb Hollow Beach.
The oak ribs appear to be from a schooner, and are exposed at low tide.
Bill Burke, branch chief of cultural resources management for the National Park Service, estimated the ship could date back to the 1800s, possibly even earlier.
It is likely the remains of one of the more than 3,500 ships that
wrecked in Cape waters from 1850 to 1820, a period in the Cape's history
when schooners and sailing ships were the main way cargo was transported
along the Eastern seaboard. That was the case until the Cape Cod Canal was
built in 1914. Until then, cargo ships had to navigate the often-treacherous sandbars off Chatham and the Outer Cape.
The Cape Cod National Seashore is working to document the historical find.
George Price, Seashore superintendent, said the shipwreck is a protected cultural resource under federal law and should not be damaged or disturbed in any way. It is a violation of federal law to remove or deface any part of the wreck.