Archaeologists investigate wreckage of ship believed to be from 1800s on North Carolina beach

Historians are investigating an aquatic mystery after wreckage from what is believed to be an 1800s shipwreck washed up on the beach at a North Carolina resort.

The Shoals Club posted pictures of the pieces of a sunken ship that appeared on the resort’s beachfront on Bald Head Island.

The wreckage washed up during a high tide in January, and archaeologists who visited the club this week determined the items were the pieces of a ship dating to the 19th century.

“We are asking that all beachgoers stay away from these remains as we discover more,” the post said.

The waters off the North Carolina coast are known to be home to hundreds of shipwrecks, and experts said it will take time to identify the washed-up wreckage.