The iron-hulled North Carolina, built in England, sank not once but twice. Hauling cotton, bark, and other cargo from Bermuda to Liverpool on New Year's Day 1880, the ship wrecked on the island's outer reef. A few weeks later, workers tried refloating her, but the vessel's anchor smashed through the hull and in short order sent the North Carolina right back down to the seafloor. Oops.
It's now among the most popular dive sites in Bermuda, often blessed with crystal-clear clarity that shows off the coral-armored hulk and its reef-edge grave in full glory. Besides the ship itself, attractions include plentiful marine life such as hogfish, snappers, and lobsters.
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