Jul
1
Jul 29

2017 Wreck Two Project

Join the Team as we conduct a month long survey to identify as much as we can on this new shipwreck!

A RECCE was undertaken by ADMAT in March 2016 to locate Wreck One, a new wreck site was thought to be in this survey area. The Team led by Raimund Krob was using the side scan sonar to search and map the sea bed of Monte Cristi Bay.  Whilst Wreck One was not located, this target was.

John Downing led a team in the Summer 2016 and a lot of initial information was discovered. At present we know the object of the survey is located in around 13 meters depth and consists of a small mound rising 1.3 meters high possibly 17 meters long and 10 m wide. There are items which were discovered near the wreck site which may not be associated with it, including a very large anchor. There are many magnetic hits in the area of the wreck site and bricks, quarried stones and a barrel hoop can be seen.

For more information click on the Wreck Two page in the Projects menu.


Jan
7
Jan 21

2017 Tile Wreck Project

For most of 2006 and in part in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015, this wreck was subject to an intensive archaeological survey. The new information expanded the original survey conducted in 2000 and yielded over 2,000 artefacts, three iron cannons, three anchors and many important French faience ware sherds.

Research in Paris led by Dr Francois Gendron and Dr. Jean Rosen from CNRS, has confirmed that the faience ware came from the "Nevers" foundry and dates the sinking of this wreck between 1720 and 1723.

For more information click on The Tile Wreck page in the Projects menu.

Jun
25
Jul 9

2016 Le Casimir Project

Following the success of the last survey mission to the French Brig Le Casimir which was wrecked in 1829, we are pleased to announce the next survey on this shipwreck as:

25th June - 9th July 2016

Full information will be coming soon contact

Dr. Spooner on maritime_archaeology@yahoo.co.uk .

Mar
3
Mar 17

2016 "Wreck One" search in Monte Cristi Bay Project

A RECCE was undertaken by ADMAT in 2006 and a new wreck site was thought to be in this survey area. The object of this project it to locate this wreck and survey it. We believe the wreck is located in 8-10 meters between the Island of Cabrita and the beautiful coral reef chain of the Severn Brother Islands in Monte Cristi Bay. The current initial hypothesis being that the ship might be one of the seven merchant ships which were sunk by a visiting French frigate in the mid 1700s. The French Captain thought France was at war with England and spotting seven merchant ships in the bay proceeded to attack and sink all of them. Once this was achieved he landed and reported to the French Prefect (local Governor) in Monte Cristi, only to be instantly arrested as England was at peace with France...

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