- Associated Press - Sunday, February 28, 2016

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) - Artifacts from a shipwreck dating back to the American Revolutionary War found off the coast of St. Augustine are helping tell the story of life 230 years ago.

The St. Augustine Record reports (https://bit.ly/1oJZRSc ) that a new exhibit at the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum called “Wrecked!” will display artifacts collected from a ship evacuated by British war refugees in 1782.

The British loyalists were seeking a new life in St. Augustine when their ship sank, leaving behind hundreds of items including muskets, the ship’s bell, cookware and other items from everyday life.

The wreck was discovered in 2009 by direct of the St. Augustine Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Progam Chuck Meide and others, who spent six summers diving and recovering artifacts.

The exhibit opens May 5.

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