The unclaimed cargo on the deck of the USS New Jersey has finally been retrieved, thanks to a group of volunteers.
The ship was in service from 1842 to 1854 and was a flagship of the United States Navy.
It was damaged during a storm in February 1857 and sunk after a collision with a British schooner.
But it was not until July 1858 that the remains of the vessel were found.
Now a group called the Unclaimed Freight Crew has been working to restore the ship.
They have raised the $5,000 needed to buy a trailer and set it on the ocean floor, according to the Washington Post.
“It’s a bit like a piece out of a drawer, a piece that belongs to a loved one,” said Kevin O’Leary, a member of the crew.
We are raising the funds to bring the ship back to the water,” he said.
While the cargo has been found, the crew is still seeking more evidence.”
There is not a lot of evidence, but there is some bits of wood and a piece from a scrap metal container that we have, so it could be the remains or some scrap metal,” O’Donnell said.
The ship is currently undergoing repairs and is set to return to the ocean in 2020.