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The Archaeological Investigation of the Storm Wreck, a Wartime Refugee Vessel Lost at St. Augustine, Florida at the End of the Revolutionary War: Overview of the 2010-2015 Excavation Seasons

Author(s): Carolane Veilleaux ; Chuck Meide

Year: 2016

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Summary

The Storm Wreck, site number 8SJ5459, was discovered in 2009 by the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP), about a mile offshore St. Augustine, Florida. It has been excavated every year since then in conjunction with LAMP’s underwater archaeology field school. A wide range of artifacts has been recovered, including ordnance, firearms, ship’s equipment, tools and hardware, personal effects, and household items, and are now being conserved at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum for display in an exhibit planned to open in 2016. The wreck has been identified as one of sixteen British ships lost while bringing refugees to St. Augustine on or around 31 December 1782. They were part of the last fleet evacuating British troops and Loyalists from Charleston, South Carolina at the end of the Revolutionary War. This paper introduces the shipwreck site and focuses on the six years of field investigations carried out 2010-2015.


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The Archaeological Investigation of the Storm Wreck, a Wartime Refugee Vessel Lost at St. Augustine, Florida at the End of the Revolutionary War: Overview of the 2010-2015 Excavation Seasons. Carolane Veilleaux, Chuck Meide. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434985)


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

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PaperId(s): 792

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