Emanuel Point Excavation Updates June-Sept 1997 [Artifacts] @ Florida OCHP

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These photos were taken during the late summer and fall of 1997
as the excavation team continued ...


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The ship's anchor, located at the starboard bow portion of the wreckage was excavated during the month of October. It was rigged for lifting with airbags and nylon straps.
With the assistance of Brown Marine Service, Inc., the anchor was raised on October 29, 1997 amid much local fanfare and media coverage. Among the dignitaries present aboard the Nautilus work platform was Dr. Morris Marx, president of the University of West Florida. The anchor was lifted by a crane onto a barge and transported to the Pensacola Bay bridge.

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At the bridge, the anchor was placed aboard one of the project boat trailers for transport to the University of West Florida. Escort along the way was provided by the Escambia County Sheriff's Department.
At UWF, which will be the anchor's new home during conservation treatment, a forklift was used to place the concreted artifact into what will become a temporary holding tank. Emanuel Point Image

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Field Technician David Pugh spent several hours measuring and drawing the features of the anchor, which is the largest single artifact recovered from the Emanuel Point Ship.
Buried fluke-down at the shoreward edge of the shipwreck, the anchor's preserved length is 3.15 m from the tip of the crown to the end of its broken shank. The anchor is not perfectly symmetrical since the two arms vary in length. One fluke, which was exposed sometime in the distant past exhibits partial deterioration. Mechanical cleaning and electrolysis will be necessary to determine exact dimensions and the presence of any diagnostic markings.

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Copper Items 1 Copper Items 2 Copper Items 3 project people Recovering the anchor ceramics