September 4, 2014

Identifying a Loyalist Shipwreck from a Cannon

Identifying a Loyalist Shipwreck from a Cannon
This is a fascinating archaeological find. A five-foot-long cannon  was recovered from an eighteenth-century shipwreck near the St. Augustine Inlet. 

The ship was part of a huge fleet that evacuated British Loyalists from the colonies near the end of the American Revolution. It sailed from Charleston and was probably carrying both civilians and soldiers who were seeking refuge in St. Augustine. It is hoped that the team can identify the ship and find records of its passengers.

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