18th century cannons recovered off Florida coast

Published on June 30th, 2011 | by Admin

no image

Two cannons which date back to the late 1700s have been recovered from a shipwreck off the coast of northeastern Florida.

Amid cheers from a flotilla of onlookers Tuesday, an estimated 1,880-pound cannon and a 1,200-pound cannon were hauled to the rippled surface by the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program, the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum’s archaeological arm. The sunken ship was first targeted two years ago.

“This is probably the most exciting shipwreck found in this area for sure, a Colonial-period wreck, and it has what appears to be a wealth of material,” said program director Chuck Meide. ” … This is the biggest feat of engineering that LAMP has ever done.”

[Full story]

Story: Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville.com

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Follow me on Twitter!   Subscribe to my RSS feed!
  • Question of the Moment

    "Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them." - Albert Einstein

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...
  • Sponsors

  • Archives