St. Augustine Lighthouse & Musuem: Announcement of Search for Ribault's Fleet
July 10, 2014
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Musuem
81 Lighthouse Avenue
St. Augustine, Florida 32080
With support and assistance from state, federal and local agencies, the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) will be embarking on a search for Jean Ribault’s lost French Fleet of 1565 later this month.
This expedition will be the first geophysical survey ever conducted to search for the fleet in the marine environment. If found these ships would be the oldest French vessels ever discovered in the United States, or anywhere else in the New World.
Partners for this expedition include the National Park Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, State of Florida, Institute for Maritime History and the Center for Historical Archaeology.