Results From The First Excavation On The Saintes Bay’s Shipwreck, Guadeloupe, FWI

Author(s): Jean-Sébastien Guibert

Year: 2016

Summary

This paper presents results from the first excavations on the Saintes Bay’s wreck. The site was discovered in the 1990’s but no archaeological survey or excavation took place apart from a DRASSM expertise in 2002. Known by several divers the site was partially looted but has not been totally destroyed. The wreck may be Anemone a French schooner built in 1823 in Bayonne and used as a custom ship in Guadeloupe. Anemone patrolled the coast in order to prevent illegal trade, in particular the slave trade, outlawed officially since 1817. The ship was lost in the September 1824 huricane while moored. The archaeological project which took place in July 2015 surveyed the site and discreet trenches were excavated in order to identify both shipwreck material culture and ship structure and compare this with archival records, particularly with regard to accounts of its loss, ship plans, construction details.

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Results From The First Excavation On The Saintes Bay’s Shipwreck, Guadeloupe, FWI. Jean-Sébastien Guibert. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434747)

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Keywords

General
Anémone custom ship Schooner

Geographic Keywords
Caribbean Martinique (France)

Temporal Keywords
Colonial Period

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 581