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HMS Fowey Lost and FoundBeing the Discovery, Excavation, and Identification of a British Man-of-War Lost
off the Cape of Florida in 1748$
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Russell K. Skowronek

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033204

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033204.001.0001

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Finding the “4th of July Wreck,” 1980

Finding the “4th of July Wreck,” 1980

(p.53) 5 Finding the “4th of July Wreck,” 1980
HMS Fowey Lost and Found

Russell K. Skowronek

University Press of Florida

This chapter examines the finding of the shipwreck at the Legare Anchorage in Florida on July 4, 1980. When treasure hunter Gerald Klein filed the claim in the admiralty court for title to a certain shipwreck in Legare Anchorage, he was required not only to surrender his collection of to the National Park Service (NPS) but also to provide the coordinates of the shipwreck. The NPS appointed underwater archaeologist George Fischer to search for the wreck.

Keywords:   shipwreck, Legare Anchorage, Florida, Gerald Klein, National Park Service, George Fischer, underwater aracheologist

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