First I've heard of it, Mark. I caught this story a bit ago, on my AT&T webpage and it noted that there are over 2,500 shipwrecks along Alaska's coast. Considering that the waters there can be every bit as unforgiving as the North Sea, this isn't much of a surprise.
I'm not surprised that the wreck's location was kept a secret to ward off looters, although with as many wrecks in that area, the fact of whether or not the ship's location has been kept a secret seems of little consequence considering that the vast grave yard is likely to draw scavengers anyway.
I figured you'd have heard of it, Mike, but I just thought I'd share it.
There seems to be a contradiction stated in the article: At the beginning, the Torrent (1867) is referred to as the oldest shipwreck in Alaska, whereas at the end, the Eclipse(?) (1806) is stated as the oldest. Did I misread that or was that a misprint? Both can't be! hmmm. Obviously the latter is the oldest.
What, growing younger? That's the alternative, or the reverse to growing older. Or do you mean the alternate to the reverse of the reverse of growing older, which would be growing older? hehe. Sorry. I had to say that. I know what you mean, though, John.