When the tide goes out at Pearl Island, a strange shape rises out of the water. It's the barnacle-encrusted hull of the Sub Marine Explorer, which searched the surrounding ocean for pearls from 1865 to 1869. It somewhat resembles modern-day submarines, but this craft was powered by hand, and boasted advanced features (for the time) that allowed the pilot to reach into the ocean water while staying afloat.
This Island Is Hiding The Wreck Of An Incredible Hand-Powered Submarine
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Written by Curiosity Staff May 1, 2017
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