Three types of objects, which appear to have been deposited at the site subsequent to the ship’s wrecking, were recovered during the initial testing phase. They are all associated with fishing activities. Several pyramid-shaped lead fishing weights were found among the ballast stones in the central portion of the site. They are of a modern type, molded with small wire rings for attaching them to fishing line.
During examination of the ship’s anchor, two encrustations were collected, which upon electrolytic reduction appear to be associated with shrimp trawling activities over the site. One encrustation consisted of several small steel chain links, that were fashioned with a threaded closure fitting; the other encrustation contained a slender piece of wire rope. These modern objects may have been part of a
shrimping net, which at some time in the past may have become caught on the