Historical Background Introduction
View From Governor's House 1764 (Courtesy St. Augustine Historical Society)
Southern Oceans Archaeological Research Inc. conducted archival research at a variety of repositories which focused on several facets of the St. Augustine Maritime Survey during 1998. Searches were undertaken at archives in the states of Florida, New York, Maryland, Virginia and at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, in addition to limited research in the United Kingdom. Of chief interest were a series of letters between the Commander of the British garrison at St. Augustine and the Commander-in-chief of British Forces in North America. Their correspondence provided a strong candidate as to the identity of the wreck.