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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard ship that first set out to sea during the Spanish-American War and sank off the coast of Southern California 100 years ago won’t be moved anytime soon, officials said Tuesday.

    Strong currents and an abundance of sediment would make moving the delicate vessel too difficult, officials said in detailing the discovery of the San Francisco-based USCGC McCulloch. They also paid tribute to its crews, including two members who died in the line of duty.

    Researchers focused on the area of the shipwreck 3 miles (5 kilometers) northwest of Point Conception, California, after noticing a flurry of fish. Sunken ships offer a great place for fish to hide.

    The archaeological remains, including a 15-inch torpedo tube molded into the bow stem and the top of a propeller blade, are draped with white anemones 300 feet (91 meters) below the surface, officials said. Fish swim lazily past a 6-pound gun mounted in a platform at the starboard bow.
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    Interesting article!
    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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