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Divers with the St. Augustine Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program exploring an offshore shipwreck Thursday morning found a musket, a sword and the neck of a wine bottle.

The three artifacts, raised from about 30 feet underwater, were stuck together and covered with a buildup of sand, shell particles and coral after years of corrosion under water.

They were found at the Storm Wreck shipwreck, a site dating to the late 1700s that was discovered in 2009 near the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Excavation at the site began in the summer of 2010, when archeologists found a range of artifacts including iron and copper cauldrons, a flintlock pistol, six cannons and the intact ship’s bell. Read more.