The Panhandle of Florida is the site of hundreds of historic shipwrecks, the result of centuries of maritime commerce, conflict, and travel. Three of these wrecks are featured in this presentation: USS Massachusetts, the nation’s oldest battleship sunk for target practice off Pensacola; SS Tarpon, a merchant vessel famous for its weekly trips between Mobile and Panama City until it was lost in a gale; and Vamar, sunk at Port St Joe under mysterious circumstances during World War II.
Join the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) and the Northwest Regional Library System to learn more about each of these shipwrecks and explore Florida history from the comfort of your home! This program will be presented by FPAN Public Archaeologist Nicole Grinnan.
This talk is geared toward ages 16+, but is family-friendly!