Florida Keys Maritime Archaeological Field School

In The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Photographs From The 2005 Field School On The Button Wreck

19th July to 9th August 2005

Once the geophysical survey was complete the next task was to deploy the specially designed grid. This grid was in numbered sections and had to be deployed in the same order as it was constructed. The special raised "tunnel" which was designed for the keelson and the sea fans attached to some of the iron keel bolts protruding from the keelson; was important to be carefully constructed to prevent damage to the sea fans. This was successfully undertaken.

Once complete, a visual survey of the seabed was undertaken to spot any artefacts which were on the surface. The large gudgeons were also marked with a buoy as they were outside the central section of the wreck which was now covered with a survey grid.