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Wreck could yield USS Scorpion from War of 1812

The wreck of a 19th-century ship in the murky Patuxent River near Upper Marlboro could be the USS Scorpion, which archaeologists and state officials hope will be a star attraction in Maryland's commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

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Wreck could yield the USS Scorpion
Article | A neoprene-clad diver slipped into the murky water of the Patuxent River near Upper Marlboro Wednesday to examine the wreck of a 19th-century ship that archaeologists and state officials hope to make a star attraction in Maryland's commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

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