Shipwreck Remains of HMS Solebay

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In 1782 the 28-gun, sixth-rate frigate HMS Solebay was destroyed by her
crew to prevent her capture by the French in a naval engagement off the
island of Nevis.  In 2010, 228 years after her destruction, a small team
of researchers located Solebay’s remains.  A year later underwater
archaeologist Chris Cartellone studied the site to see what the material
culture remaining on the sea floor could tell us about the past.
Cartellone shared his experiences through his online project journal
“Nevis Shipwrecks: Project Solebay” on the Museum of Underwater
Archaeology website.   Today we bring you the final entry of a nine part
journal that details some of the end products from this project as well as
raises additional questions for future research.  Cartellone’s post
includes a photo slideshow of artifacts recovered for study and public
display.  You can read the final entry here: