History Detectives

Shipwreck Cannons

Clip | 16m 19s

Beachcombers on the Oregon Coast found priceless artifacts, cannons from the shipwreck of the USS Shark. In 1846, both the U.S. and Great Britain laid claim to parts of the Northwest Territories. The Shark was sent to resolve the matter of the "Oregon question," but met with disaster. Host Gwendolyn Wright tracks the 162-year-old tale with help from the U.S. Navy and the State of Oregon.

Aired: 08/07/08

Rating: TV-G

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