Source: WRAL

A piece of driftwood was found at Kure Beach nearly forty years ago, and today experts think it could date back to the Civil War-era, according to WRAL.

Examiners from the North Carolina’s Office of State Archaeology suggest the holes and other indicators on the wood could mean it have come from a ship.

“All of this fits the bill of a coastal trading schooner, used in North Carolina for a lengthy span of time for activities from fishing to running blockades in the civil war,” state archaeology officials said.

Other features, including the grain pattern, suggest it may have been an oak tree, and may have been made locally.

Read more about this archaeological find at WRAL.