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Features: February 2011

diver at Two Brothers shipwreck site

Lost Whaling Shipwreck Discovered in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Maritime heritage archaeologists working with NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries recently found the wreckage of a famous 1800s Nantucket whale ship, Two Brothers. The wreckage was located on a reef off French Frigate Shoals, nearly six hundred miles (966 kilometers) northwest of Honolulu, in the remote Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.