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Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Archaeology in a Maritime Community

 

— Pensacola Maritime Heritage Trail —

 
Archaeology in a Maritime Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 6, 2019
1. Archaeology in a Maritime Community Marker
Inscription.  Pensacola Bay has been a valuable resource for populations from prehistoric to modern times. The relationship between these people and their environment is often reflected in archaeological sites submerged beneath local waters. In addition to many shipwrecks, other archaeological sites in Pensacola Bay include industrial wharves, fishing piers, and prehistoric camps.

Archaeological sites contain cultural materials that help explain historical events and previous ways of life. Many of these resources are threatened by erosion, coastal development, looting, and other activities. If these archaeological sites are damaged or destroyed, they cannot be replaced.

The University of West Florida and other local heritage organizations strive to raise awareness and to protect these fragile and non-renewable resources, but they need your help! Become a steward for local history by being an advocate for archaeological site protection and preservation.

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Top right: Students and faculty in the University of West Florida's Division of Anthropology and Archaeology continue to conduct research on
View from marker towards Pensacola Bay. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 6, 2019
2. View from marker towards Pensacola Bay.
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a variety of underwater archaeological sites in Pensacola Bay and nearby rivers every year. In this image, UWF maritime archaeologists recover the wheel of a gun carriage from the 1559 Emanuel Point II shipwreck, one of Don Tristán de Luna's wrecked ships. (Image courtesy of UWF Archaeology Institute)
Background image: Local men pose for a staged newspaper image in 1894. The shipwreck of the cargo vessel Catharine, whose crew had been rescued the night before, is visible in the background. (Image courtesy of the UWF Historic Trust)

 
Erected 2016 by the City of Pensacola and the University of West Florida Historic Trust. (Marker Number J.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyEducationSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1559.
 
Location. 30° 24.196′ N, 87° 13.136′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is on Museum Lane 0.1 miles south of West Cedar Street, on the right when traveling east. Next to the splash pad near Blue Wahoos Stadium. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 351 West Cedar Street, Pensacola FL 32502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Gloucester of the Gulf" (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); A History Shaped by Hurricanes
View from marker towards Blue Wahoos Stadium. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 6, 2019
3. View from marker towards Blue Wahoos Stadium.
(about 700 feet away); Site of Panton Leslie & Co's (approx. 0.3 miles away); Luna Expedition (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Joseph Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Trader Jon's (approx. 0.4 miles away); USCGC Sebago (WPG/WHEC 42) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Industry At Sea (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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