Finding the “4th of July Wreck,” 1980

Russell K. Skowronek

in HMS Fowey Lost and Found

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033204
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039596 | DOI:
Finding the “4th of July Wreck,” 1980

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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

Chapter.  4843 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Underwater Archaeology

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