Emanuel Point Shipwreck @ Florida OCHP

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Building a Work Platform for the Second Excavation
Campaign on the Emanuel Point Ship



These photos were taken during April and May 1997 as the excavation team worked with Diversified Manufacturing Company of Pensacola to construct a steel work platform to place over the site.


Emanuel Point Image    Field Director J. "Coz" Cozzi (near right) and Diversified Manufacturing owner Jimmie Parkerson (far left) weld the interior framework and watertight bulkheads of the project's work platform.
Emanuel Point Ship team welds the bottom of the work platform, which they name Nautilus, after the symbol of the University of West Florida. From left to right: Solomon Wahrhaftig, graduate student intern; David Pugh, field technician; Capt. Keith Plaskett, equipment and logistics manager; Dr. Roger C. Smith, project director; J. "Coz" Cozzi, field director. Emanuel Point Image
Emanuel Point Image    Nautilus is lifted by two front-end loaders, while a flatbed truck backs underneath. The truck hauled Nautilus to Pensacola Shipyard for launching at Bayou Chico.
As Nautilus is placed in the water at the shipyard, Dr. Richard Doelker, Dean of the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of West Florida, christens the barge with a bottle of champagne. Dr. Judy Bense, Director of UWF Archaeology Institute looks on.
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Emanuel Point Image Emanuel Point Ship Excavation project members pose on the deck of newly-launched Nautilus for the press. Left to right: J. "Coz" Cozzi, field director; Dr. John R. Bratten, conservation director; Capt. Keith Plaskett, dive safety officer; Jenna Watts, graduate student intern from East Carolina University; Dr. Roger C. Smith, project director; Juliet Tatum, graduate student intern from George Washington University; and David Pugh, field technician.
Nautilus is towed across Pensacola Bay by staff and boats of the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, which generously agreed to assist the project. Emanuel Point Image
Emanuel Point Image    With assistance from the small boat, Navy personnel set up four mooring anchors to position Nautilus directly over the Emanuel Point Ship. The site is now ready for the second campaign of excavation to begin.


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