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Lofthus shipwreck

With the Atlantic Ocean a major shipping channel, hundreds of shipwrecks dot the ocean floor off Florida's coast. One is the Lofthus, a 222-foot merchant ship with fake gun ports painted on its side to frighten away pirates. It sank in an 1898 storm while carrying lumber from Pensacola to... LINDA REEVES / Sun Sentinel