Update on the Sea Service Pistol

2015-11-25T08:00:44-05:00November 25th, 2015|

Over the last month, I have been working on the flintlock pistol (previously discussed here). After separating the other artifacts, I removed some of the concretion from the pistol itself. I did not want to take too much off or get too close to the surface of any artifact materials. Instead, we took the pistol back to get additional x-rays and see if there were any hidden surprises. Taking new x-rays of the pistol. [...]

From the Wreckage: A Queen Anne Pistol

2015-07-29T08:00:47-04:00July 29th, 2015|

New discoveries are made at the lighthouse every day in our maritime research conservation lab. As we continue to clean and prepare artifacts from a 1782 British Loyalist wreck found just off St. Augustine’s coast for an upcoming exhibit, we are learning more about the wreck and the people who were on board this vessel.  In 2010, we recovered a concretion from the “Storm Wreck” that contained a pistol. From the initial X-ray we learned that [...]