They stumbled across one shipwreck … then another … and another

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They stumbled across one shipwreck … then another … and another

A father and son's find led to heritage experts rushing to a deserted Cape Agulhas beach

Senior reporter

Stumbling upon a shipwreck is a privilege reserved for a lucky few.

Stephen and Don Marx stumbled upon three within a 2km stretch of deserted beach near Cape Agulhas last month, including two that have yet to be identified.

The extraordinary find, prompted by a spring tide storm surge that washed away masses of sand, has got historians flipping through their charts and prompted a site inspection by government heritage experts, who confirmed the wrecks have historic significance.     ..

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