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Mementos from shipwreck found inland

A toolshed at a western Pennsylvania campground was an unlikely place to dig up remembrances of a decades-old shipwreck that killed seven New England fishermen.

But there they were, two black ship lamps, forgotten among the rusted tools Den Hickey was sifting through this spring, deciding what to throw out.

Gold-lettered writing covered the back of both lamps, but only one inscription was legible: “INCA. … Lost at Sea January 13, 1944,’’ with the names of the men who died on board.

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