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Divers: 1811 Wreck of Perry Ship Discovered Off R.I.

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Michael J. Leclerc

Michael J. Leclerc
Director of Special Projects

The Boston Globe is reporting that a team of divers say they've discovered the remains of the USS Revenge, a ship commanded by U.S. Navy hero Oliver Hazard Perry and wrecked off Rhode Island in 1811.The divers, Charles Buffum, a brewery owner from Stonington, Conn., and Craig Harger, a carbon dioxide salesman from Colchester, Conn., say the wreck changed the course of history because Perry likely would not have been sent to Lake Erie otherwise.

Posted by Michael Leclerc at 01/07/2011 07:15:03 PM | 


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