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Identifying 18th century artifacts

From: Marianne Franklin <incsoar>
Date: Monday, March 10, 2003
<URL:> shows four
objects recovered from a vessel loss site in northeast Florida,
believed to be the Industry, colonially built and chartered by the
British Army in NY to supply the forts of Florida in 1764:

    1.  The 6 lb cannon listed first has been identified, but it has
        never been mentioned on these lists that two cannons of same
        dimension and size (still encrusted) were looted from the
        site in July of 1999; they have never been recovered, and
        any information would be appreciated.

    2.  Marble object-no positive id as to intended use; again, any
        info or suggestions would be welcomed.

    3.  Lead box-like object, may also have been used to cover the
        end of a square timber; any info or ideas on id would be

    4.  Millstone--one of several on wreck. Any info on probable
        usage, as well as comparative data from other wrecks would
        be most appreciated.

Finally: several axe heads were recovered marked with the name "R
Boyd" and crossed axes. Any id or comparative info would be great. I
should mention the conservation web page referenced is out of date.
All artifacts have completed their conservation at TAMU and are
currently located in archives in Tallahassee. St. Augustine
Lighthouse and Museum, reportedly, has plans in the works for final
exhibit, Jeb willing. Thank you in advance,

Marianne Franklin,
President and Director
Southern Oceans Archaeological Research, Inc.
PO Box 13512
Pensacola, Florida 32591 USA
Fax: 850-934-4600

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