September 23, 2023

Hurricanes Unearth Mysteriously Wonky Structure On A Florida Beach

Get a load of this very large and extremely strange object that was unearthed on a Florida beach. In fact, officials in a Florida county are still trying to identify what exactly the long-buried wooden object is. Thanks to some erosive sand, we’re getting a pretty good look at it.

Volusia County officials said the object, which appears to be part of a wooden structure, was unearthed in Daytona Beach Shores by erosion following Hurricanes Ian and Nicole.

“This erosion is unprecedented at this point. We haven’t seen this kind of erosion in a very long time,” Volusia Beach Safety Deputy Chief Tammy Malphurs told WKMG-TV, “I’ve been on the beach probably 25 years and that’s the first time I’ve seen it exposed.”

“We’re not sure what it is but it is a large piece of debris, probably about 80 to 100 feet in length,” Malphurs told WESH-TV.

It was not clear whether the structure was part of an old boat or an old dock. Officials said a state archaeology team is expected to visit the beach soon to attempt to identify the object.

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