MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Nearly 160 years after the Clotilda sank, it’s been found in the Mobile River. For descendants, this discovery is something they’ve been waiting for their whole lives.

52 years after the United States banned slavery, the Clotilda took off from Mobile in 1860, illegally taking 110 people back to Mobile. For decades the ship was a story passed down. Now, it’s being uncovered, and its history along with it. Watch the Video