Saturday, January 28, 2017

1/28/17 Report - Douglas Armstrong Salvage Camp Site. 1565 Fleet. Shoshone Camp Site. Battle of Loxahatchee Reenactment Today.

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The Battle of Loxahatchee reenactment takes place today in Jupiter.  Here is the program.

And here is the link for more information.

Thanks to Joe D. for alerting me to this.


During the winter of 1970-1971, a group of Central Florida relic hunters discovered an archaeological site on the western or inland shore of the outer barrier island in what is now Canaveral National Seashore. Over the next several months, the group explored the site and the surrounding area, locating two more related sites, all within 1.3 kilometers of each other.

Using metal detectors, the treasure hunters dug up a variety of objects of European origin, including large numbers of iron ship’s spikes, some jewelry, and numerous Spanish and French coins dating to the 16th century...

Here is a great link to read more about that.


In the mid-16th century, France was eager to assert her claim to the New World, both to seize the opportunity for wealth and commerce and to ease religious tensions at home by providing a refuge for Protestant Huguenots. A series of fleets were sent to colonize the wilderness of “La Floride” starting in 1562, alternatively lead by Jean Ribault and René de Laudonnière...
If you want to learn about the lost fleet of 1565, here is a good link.


A wildfire high in the alpine forests of northwestern Wyoming has revealed a vast, centuries-old Shoshone campsite, replete with cooking hearths, ceramics, and stone tools and flakes numbering in the hundreds of thousands.

The site, found along Caldwell Creek in the Absaroka Range, had likely been used intermittently for as much as 2,500 years, archaeologists say.

But most of the artifacts point to a prolonged and impactful presence by the Mountain Shoshone some 300 to 400 years ago...

Here is the link for the rest of that article.


It isn't often that you get such a prolonged period of smooth surf.  And on top of that, there is actually a negative tide.

The smooth surf will be with us for at least a few more days.

Happy hunting,