Blue Water Ventures International and Endurance Exploration Group verified the identity of the Steamboat Pulaski. Several items were recovered containing the name "Pulaski" on the artifacts, establishing the ship’s provenance. The Pulaski sank in 1838 off the coast of North Carolina. It's one of the more notable shipwrecks in the early history of the eastern seaboard of the US.
Once on the bottom, the Blue Water dive crew immediately began discovering coins and artifacts. Most notably among the first finds, a candlestick holder marked with the name "SB Pulaski".
Until today, Pulaski has produced 115 gold and silver coins, all dated before 1838. These finds represent early American coinage, Spanish colonial and British coins. All coins are being conserved Numismatic Guarantee Corporation. Other unique items recovered include a small, unique box, a pocket watch, candlestick holders, brass wall sconces, keys and a numbered brass tag marker with the name SB Pulaski stamped on it.
Keith Webb of Blue Water Ventures mentioned:
"As the weather conditions improve off the coast of North Carolina, the Blue Water Rose will be working as much as possible on the site to fully recover this shipwreck. We are proud to share the history and legacy of this lost but not forgotten piece of American history."