“We’re all lucky to be able to be here to witness this,” said state archaeologist Steve Claggett.
Divers with the state’s Underwater Archaeology Branch held off on bringing up a third cannon but Claggett said raising two cannons in a single day is a successful one.
“The straps (to lift them) were on and they had just been sitting there on the ocean floor, but the weather kept them from bringing them up. This day is very satisfying,” Claggett said.
Story: Jannette Pippen, The Daily News | Photo: Chuck Beckley, The Daily News