Search for the French Fleet

State of the Museum: Membership Meeting

2016-09-16T11:23:12-04:00September 16th, 2016|

Last night we were pleased to present some updates on all of the exciting things happening at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum at our annual State of the Museum Membership Meeting. For those who were unable to attend the meeting, we have included a few highlights below from the night's presenters, Executive Director Kathy A. Fleming and Division Director for Maritime Archaeology Chuck Meide. Museum Highlights: As of last night's meeting, we now have [...]

Search for the French Fleet in the News!

2014-07-31T14:41:52-04:00July 31st, 2014|

The cover of FYI, a supplement to Jacksonville’s newspaper, the Florida Times-Union, announcing the search for the lost French Fleet! We’ve recently had some more news stories out on our ongoing search for the lost French fleet of Jean Ribault. Shortly after our first week of survey we were interviewed by Jessica Clark of First Coast News. You can see the video here, its a really great newstory! […]

Hoisting the French Flag during the Search for Ribault’s Fleet

2014-07-31T10:20:05-04:00July 31st, 2014|

Fort Caroline National Monument Ranger Craig Morris and LAMP archaeologist/Flinders graduate student Brian McNamara pose with the French fleur-de-lys flag. It flew over Fort Caroline National Monument and will soon fly over the Roper as we search for the lost French Fleet of 1565. Guest blogged by LAMP archaeologist Brian McNamara: My spur of the moment decision to stop by the Fort Caroline National Memorial for a research visit on the way home from the [...]

Fort Caroline Discovered?

2014-07-30T16:51:46-04:00July 30th, 2014|

Fort Caroline was built by the French in 1564 on the banks of the River of May, the present-day St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida. Its exact location has never been found. One of our archaeologists, Brian McNamara, visited Fort Caroline yesterday. He was one of the first to hear of a potential new discovery. State Representative Lake Ray and his son Lake Ray IV made the announcement yesterday that they believe they have identified [...]

LAMP to Search for the Lost French Fleet of 1565

2014-07-10T23:47:50-04:00July 10th, 2014|

Today was an exciting day. At 10am we hosted a press conference to announce to the world that we will be launching an expedition to search for the lost French fleet of Jean Ribault, wrecked in 1565. This project is funded by the State of Florida and NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration, and is being carried out in partnership with the National Park Service, the Center for Historical Archaeology, and the Institute of Maritime History. [...]

Archaeologists to Search for Lost 1565 French Fleet of Jean Ribault

2014-07-10T11:37:15-04:00July 10th, 2014|

This July and August, archaeologists will search for a fleet of 16th century French ships that were lost in a hurricane, resulting in the establishment of a Spanish colony in St. Augustine, Fla. in 1565. ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. – Later this July, researchers from the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum will embark on a six-week search for the lost French fleet of Jean Ribault, which sank off the Florida coast in 1565. If discovered, these [...]