Less than a week to go before this exciting Le Dragon project starts. Tonight we had the last of the Team conference calls, going through key points before we all arrive for the start of this epic maritime archaeological project.
This year the Team come from England, France, Canada, USA, Dominican Republic and Australia.
The plan is to survey the starboard side of the wreck and see if we can prove the wrecking process from archival information researched into the important battle where Le Dragon was chased by 14 ships from the English Admiral Hood's Caribbean Squadron. In the end Le Dragon was chased for two days by a third rate ship of the line a 74gun as well as a smaller 54 gun ship from the English squadron, as well as the remaining squadron blocking all escape routes.
For further information go to the Le Dragon Project page