An Unexpected Find!

2016-02-24T08:00:05-05:00February 24th, 2016|

Recently, one of our dedicated volunteers, Ed Coward, discovered something pretty fascinating. Ed comes in every Thursday to help out with artifact conservation, and he typically spends the day airscribing. This is one of our dirtiest jobs, but somehow Ed manages to stay pretty clean throughout the process as you can see in the photo. Airscribing is the process of removing concretion (build up of sand, shells, and sediment) from artifacts that have been recovered [...]

Hammering out another artifact

2015-10-28T08:00:55-04:00October 28th, 2015|

As we do conservation of artifacts from the Storm Wreck, we try to identify and work on pieces that are either unique or may have some identification or information pertaining to the ship. Some of the items that have gone through or are currently undergoing conservation include a 4-pound cannon, a 9-pound carronade, dozens of cannonballs, numerous cast iron cauldrons, pewter plates, spoons and thousands of nails. These artifacts were all chosen because they had the [...]