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HMS Fowey Lost and Found: Being the Discovery, Excavation, and Identification of a British Man-of-War Lost off the Cape of Florida in 1748

Russell K. Skowronek

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033204
eISBN:
9780813039596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033204.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

Sunken treasure may seem like the stuff of legends and movies, but the seas still hold prizes to be found. HMS Fowey was a small ship, carrying 44 guns and over 200 men, captained by a descendant of ... More


Public Land by the Sea: Developing Virginia Key, 1945–1976

Gregory W. Bush

in White Sand Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami's Virginia Key

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062648
eISBN:
9780813051628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062648.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

By the end of World War II, though Miami’s business leaders saw Virginia Key as largely unused land and sought developments including airport and seaport facilities connected to the mainland by a ... More


The Final Legal Salvo: Setting an Important Legal Precedent

Russell K. Skowronek

in HMS Fowey Lost and Found: Being the Discovery, Excavation, and Identification of a British Man-of-War Lost off the Cape of Florida in 1748

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033204
eISBN:
9780813039596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033204.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

This chapter examines the final salvo in Gerald Klein's legal battle for the right to the Legare Anchorage shipwreck. Klein was murdered on January 1, 1982 but his family decided to continue in the ... More


Identification of the Fowey

Russell K. Skowronek

in HMS Fowey Lost and Found: Being the Discovery, Excavation, and Identification of a British Man-of-War Lost off the Cape of Florida in 1748

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033204
eISBN:
9780813039596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033204.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

This chapter examines the final identification of the shipwreck at the Legare Anchorage in Florida. The interpretation of the ceramic and glass assemblages suggested a date between 1740 and 1750 and ... More


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