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Anatomy of a Deep Wreck

Thursday, March 20, 2014

 

Monterey-Mosaic-

 

The wreck of Monterrey A was discovered as a blip on a sonar map in 2011, and was first visited by an ROV in 2012. The 2013 expedition produced this photomosaic of the wreck site. Using the sophisticated, but sometimes unwieldy, ROV Hercules, archaeologists and engineers mapped the site in detail and retrieved many items, including a bottle that contains what appears to be preserved ginger, several muskets (which can help with dating and identification of the vessel), and samples of the copper sheathing from its hull.

 

 

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1) Anchor

 

Monterrrey-Shipwreck-medicine-bottle 2) Medicine bottle

 

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 3) Octant

 

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 4) Musket

  

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 5) Wood and nails

 

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6) Copper sheathing

 

Feature:
Update:
Hercules Monterrey Shipwrecks
All Hands on Deck
Sonar-Monterrey-Wreck
Update from 716 Fathoms