Beachcombers loot original Fort Lauderdale

Published on April 30th, 2012 | by Admin


Archaeologists are worried that beachcombers have looted valuable artifacts from the original Fort Lauderdale, built during the Second Seminole War.

Although there are two signs marking the area as the site of a fort built by Maj. William Lauderdale during the Second Seminole War, there are no signs warning visitors not to take any relics they may find.

Carr said such signs could be “a double-edged sword.” While making it easier to prosecute looters, they might also entice people to dig there.

“It is not a mystery that there is a fort site there,” Carr said. “A sign would just remind people that these cultural resources are public property, and taking them could be a felony.”

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Story: Mike Clary, Sun Sentinel | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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