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The shipwreck lies in only twelve feet of water, a quarter-mile offshore of a bluff that extends westward from Emanuel Point in Pensacola Bay. Most of the site is buried under a sandbar; only a low mound of oyster-encrusted ballast stones, which once kept the ship on an even keel, is visible in the turbid water. Beneath the stones, the lower hull of the ship and its contents have remained well preserved in the sediments. Preliminary excavations revealed that, after the ship grounded and broke up on the sandbar, it became home to generations of shellfish which lived and died on the wreckage, creating over the centuries a matrix of shells and sand that effectively capped and sealed the site like a tomb.

Below is a plan of the site, showing the ballast mound and the extent of excavations thus far, in relation to a hypothetical outline of the hull of the ship. Click on either the Bow, Midships, or Stern, to explore those areas of the site or click below to view the site plan in detail.

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Emanuel Point Image

Emanuel Point Image


Emanuel Point Image