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The Shipwrecks of Dog Island
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When
Saturday, January 26, 2019

Address
C-Quarters Marina, 501 St. James Ave. (US Hwy 98), Carrabelle, FL 3322

Phone Number
(850) 697-2141

Email
carrabellehistorymuseum@gmail.com

The Shipwrecks of Dog Island

10 am - Noon.  Admission is free and open to the public. 

The Carrabelle History Museum is hosting a wonderful, free program about the mysterious shipwrecks on Dog Island. These amazing discoveries, uncovered on Dog Island by Hurricane Michael, made national news. This fascinating program will be held Saturday, January 26, 10 am - 12 pm at C-Quarters Marina, 501 St. James Ave (Hwy 98), Carrabelle, FL.  

Join the Carrabelle History Museum and explore Dog Island’s rich maritime history. In prehistory Dog Island was used as a campground by Paleo-Indians. It served as a safe harbor for European explorers and smugglers and later for fishermen and lumber tradesmen. Most recently, Dog Island served as an amphibious training site during World War II. This program covers some of the maritime archaeology of Dog Island and its historical context. This talk will focus on the newly exposed shipwrecks uncovered after Hurricane Michael, their possible identification and the history of these shipwrecks. 

The Carrabelle History Museum is honored to be joined by Ivor Mollema, Senior Archaeologist at the Underwater Archaeology Department for Florida’s Bureau of Archaeological Research. Ivor was drawn to underwater archaeology as it combines his loves of diving and history. Ivor says that archaeology is a way to see the ‘real’ side of history, not just words on a page. As a Senior Archaeologist, Ivor runs site investigations, manages the video and photographic documentation of Florida’s submerged archaeological heritage, spearheads the 3D modeling efforts and coordinates public outreach efforts. 

Don't miss this special free program on Saturday, January 26, 10 am in Carrabelle. Please remember and be respectful that much of these shipwrecks lie on private property. Funding in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council. For more information, contact 850-697-2141 or carrabellehistorymuseum@gmail.com.   

 

 

 

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