A musket, a sword, booze and a shipwreck

It was quite the swim for divers with the St. Augustine Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program last Thursday. The team excavated a concretion that contained a musket, a sword and the neck of a wine bottle from the so-called Storm Wreck shipwreck, a late-1700s wreck discovered in 2009.

According to this report:

The three artifacts, raised from about 30 feet underwater, were stuck together and covered with a buildup of sand, shell particles and coral after years of corrosion under water… 

Thursday’s finds were on display for guests to see before being taken for conservation, said Jacqueline Linger, spokeswoman for the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program.


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