Alabama Wreck Isn't The Remains Of The Slave Ship Clotilda

A journalist had been searching for the last-known ship to deliver enslaved people to the U.S., and he thought he had found it when a storm uncovered a sunken wreck near Mobile.

A shipwreck off the coast of Alabama is not a famous slave ship after all. The Alabama Historical Commission says the ship is too new and too large to be the Clotilda, which was the last known vessel to bring enslaved people to the United States in

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