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Muscogee Wharf: Archaeological Investigation of an Enduring Pensacola Landmark.

Author(s): Jayne S Godfrey

Year: 2016

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Summary

Built in the 1880s to load Alabama coal onto ships for export, Muscogee Wharf has functioned as an important landmark along the Pensacola waterfront through present day.  The wharf saw its fair share of damage from numerous hurricanes as well as various fires. The Louisville& Nashville Railroad (L&N) ceased operations in the 1950s due to significant fire damage.  Although the wharf functioned through the 1970s as a dock for barges and tugboats, the remaining structure was left to deteriorate; however, portions of the original Muscogee Wharf remain. The concrete structure has since become a popular fishing spot for Pensacola locals and a visible landmark. This poster examines the various techniques used to collect data from a site with remaining superstructure as well as what can be determined from a site that has withstood more than a century of existence in Pensacola history.


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Muscogee Wharf: Archaeological Investigation of an Enduring Pensacola Landmark.. Jayne S Godfrey. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434861)


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Temporal Keywords
Historic


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 629

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America