After months of research, preparation, and scanning with the SeaSearcher, we were amazed by the sheer amount of late-1700s to mid-1800s artifacts discovered at the Melbourne Beach Ring Site, listing this newly discovered historic shipwreck in the Florida Master Site File system.
The discovery of a small, shimmering, bright golden metal wedge-shaped object made for an interesting week!
Scanning (i.e., remote sensing), SeaSearching, diving, and identifying the trail of artifacts leading away from the Ring Site in Area 2.
Seafarer discovered a large concentration of colonial era shipwreck material in Area 2 off Melbourne Beach, Florida.
With SeaSearcher 2’s metal discriminator integration testing completed, our teams continue to work hard at expanding our knowledge about the Melbourne Beach site while also preparing to return to Juno Beach.
This long-awaited time of year was gladly welcomed by the teams which showed in what they were able to accomplish in their work scanning, documenting, and qualifying new tech features.
One of the most exciting places at Seafarer Exploration these days is the Wet Storage Facility where all of the suspected artifacts are examined. The trip starts with the Discovery Team as they carefully measure, photograph, and document any potential artifact find. This includes many aspects such as location, length, width, and orientation.