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Key West Shipwreck Museum Blog

Jamaica and Bermuda!

September 24th, 2012 by Piper Smith

Bermuda was a very important stop to Spanish ships on their way back to Spain on the Gulf Stream. Aiming for Bermuda was essential for verifying their position before laying ...

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Port Royal

September 5th, 2012 by Piper Smith

The center for wrecking in the Caribbean shifted in the latter portion of the 17th century. The new Caribbean station for wrecking became Port Royal, Jamaica. William Phips, the royally ...

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The Articles and Orders of Wrecking

August 20th, 2012 by Piper Smith

The first settlements of ship wreckers in the Bahamas began in 1648 by a group of religious refugees from Bermuda. They called themselves the “Eleutheran Adventures” and established their own ...

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Shipwrecks of the Florida Keys – April 28th

April 28th, 2012 by Key West Shipwreck Museum

Today in 1848, the brigantine Petrus wrecked on Sombrero Reef.

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