Flotsam found off New York may be from famous SS Savannah


              Tony Femminella, executive director of the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society, and Betsy DeMaria, museum technician with Fire Island National Seashore, stand beside a section of the hull of a ship believed to be the SS Savannah, at the Fire Island lighthouse, Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, in New York. The SS Savannah wrecked in 1821 off Fire Island. (Steve Pfost/Newsday via AP)
            
              This photo shows the 1819 painting of the SS Savannah, by Hunter Wood, LT USMS. A chunk of weatherbeaten flotsam that washed up on a New York shoreline after Tropical Storm Ian last fall has piqued the interest of experts who say it is likely part of the SS Savannah, a famous shipwreck that became the first vessel to cross the Atlantic Ocean partly under steam power in 1819 and then ran aground off Long Island two years later. (Savannah Morning News via AP)
Flotsam found off New York may be from famous SS Savannah