Thursday, 4 October 2012

Button found on St. Augustine shipwreck 'the smoking gun' to its identity

A corroded uniform button found in the mud off the St. Augustine Beach pier could be the “smoking gun” that leads to identifying a mystery shipwreck.
And the copper coin with a face of what could be Britain’s King George found by a Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program volunteer just adds to evidence that the wreck could be part of a British Revolutionary War fleet that fled Charleston in 1782.


Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/news/florida/2012-10-03/story/button-found-st-augustine-shipwreck-smoking-gun-its-identity#ixzz28KoNE5Zd

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