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The Wreck of the Jason

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Postby Grover1 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:41 am


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Postby island » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:06 am


If you look closely at the photo with this article there is a dark mass in the surf at the right side of the photo. It is the remains of the stern half of the Jason.

This is an example of how the bow of a sailing vessel is much more substantial in its construction and the bow with the foremast will often remain somewhat in tact when the rest of the ship breaks up. Unfortunately for many wrecks the crews congregated at the stern and often took refuge in the mizzenmast and/or mainmast rigging only to perish whereas those who sort protection at the bow and in the foremast rigging survived.
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