Location: Florida, USA        Length: 5 min.

Divers and snorkelers can tour six shipwrecks on the Maritime Heritage Trail in Biscayne National Park.  One is an unnamed 19th Century wooden sailing vessel, commonly called the “Schooner Wreck.”  The presence of rigging elements and iron fasteners throughout the site, as well as the size of the ballast piles and remaining wooden structural elements, points to a small to medium sized sailing vessel from the 19th century.  She probably represents a fairly typical working sailing vessel from the Florida Keys, but her port of origin and destination are unknown.

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Biscayne National Park (National Geographic)

A Brief Timeline of Florida History (Florida Department of State)

Florida Public Archaeology Network

History of Florida (Wikipedia)

Maritime Heritage Trail, Biscayne National Park (National Park Service)