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Stonington — A Navy research boat and staff from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution accompanied local divers Charlie Buffum and Craig Harger of Colchester, this morning out to what they believe is the 201-year-old wreck of the Oliver Hazard Perry’s ship the Revenge, which they have discovered on Watch Hill Reef.

The Navy boat, led by Buffum’s boat, left the Wadawanuck Club dock in the borough at 8 a.m. on what is expected to be a two-day expedition to survey the wreck site using a sophisticated autonomous underwater vehicle from Woods Hole that is equipped with sonar, a magnetometer and a video camera.

Before the boat left this morning, George Schwarz, an underwater archeologist with the Naval History and Heritage Command, said the goal of the trip is to not only use the AUV to map the wreck site found by Buffum and Harger but possibly expand the site by locating nearby pieces of the ship. Read more.