Wednesday, December 14, 2016

This year FPAN participated in the Mandarin Museum's 17th Annual Winter Celebration. We brought our Maple Leaf activity to show guests how mapping artifacts works when excavating a shipwreck. The Maple Leaf  was originally a passenger and freight vessel that was being used as Union transport during the civil war. Early morning on April 1, 1864, the ship was struck by a confederate torpedo and sunk in the St. John's River. In 1992, archaeological excavations began on the wreck. The Maple Leaf divers were also there for the event, including Dr. Keith Holland. Dr. Holland will be talking at the next St. Augustine Archaeological Association meeting on January 3, 2017 at 7 PM in Kenan 300 room in Flagler College.

Kids map out artifacts from the Maple Leaf Wreck

Mr. and Mrs. Claus stopped by our exhibit!

Dr. Holland discussing the Maple Leaf with the kids

For more information about the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, check out their website
For more information about the St. Augustine Archaeological Association meeting and talk click here.

Written by, FPAN Staff Megan Liebold 

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