The Island Wreck Site Underwater And Associated Photographs

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During the archaeological survey it became apparent the areas the ship had travelled on the reef during the wrecking process. There were areas of "recent" new coral growth where the brain corrals were not so large as the un impacted areas. In addition by following the trail of bread crumbs it was possible to see how the ship was wrecked and the crew’s desperate actions of jettisoning items and cargo to see if they could get them off the reef. Their action failed and the ship was pushed further and further towards the islands beach by the storm waves.

ADMAT's maritime archaeological  work on this wreck site was assisted by ADMAT-FRANCE a non profit organisation based in the Institut de Paléontologie Humaine, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris.

ADMAT-FRANCE is a sub division of the Anglo ~ Danish Maritime Archaeological Team

ADMAT is delighted to have an association with Muséum Nationald’Histoire Naturelle at Paris, départememt Préhistoire, UMR-CNRS 7194.