Maple Leaf National Historic Landmark Shipwreck Site 1994

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Just stumbled into this thread tonight and have not yet watched the videos, but I'm preparing to start on them NOW. Welcome from Missouri and thanks for the posts. I look forward to anything you care to share with us.
Thank you. I hope I did not post to many. But there are many more. And I have tried to post them so that any member can share them. But the embed is only in CWT.

Currently, I am most interested in creating a rapid accesment delivery of visuals related to the over four thousand artfacts which have been stored in Florida's "Raiders of the Lost Ark" warehoused in our Capital for the last twenty years. (Dang! I find myself gritting my teeth when I write that~twenty years).

When you get to the artfacts video, please know they are only a fraction of what is available.. But once we get the right formate and player for rapid scanning, it will be awesome. For this first, and primitive method, press play and then use the slider to readily or slowly move back and forth until some particular item catches your eye. If you want a HR of the pic copy the "call number" and I'll either post it or follow your instructions on how to get it to you.

Kindest Regards
Keith
 
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Just stumbled into this thread tonight and have not yet watched the videos, but I'm preparing to start on them NOW. Welcome from Missouri and thanks for the posts. I look forward to anything you care to share with us.
Patrick H, I feel certain you will enjoy @kvholland 's videos.

This is a fascinating story that deserves the attention of anyone interested in the American Civil War.

I had never heard of this well preserved time capsule until Keith joined CWT.

I too am looking forward his future posts about the steamer Maple Leaf.
 
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Here's another model of the Maple Leaf, built by Mr. Bob Santos
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Bob Santos writes:"MAPLE LEAF was used by the Union Army as a transport and this depicts her just prior to her striking a Confederate torpedo (mine) near Jacksonville, Florida, where she sank with the entire supply train of three Federal regiments plus settler's stores and personal equipment. The 1/96 scale model was scratchbuilt for the US Army Historical Society."
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http://www.steelnavy.com/MapleLeafSantos.htm
 
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I edited an old post "Any Town, USA. 1862". In my speeches this is the introduction to that Video. CWT.com is the only portal athorized to play this video. It's effect is much more powerful when one immediately views "Any Town, USA". The music recorded in that particular video was played live by the Calandra Quartet. Teenage high school girls. The slides are sinked to beat, therefore, in the very begining of Any Town you will note a "rabbit" (four "****") run from left to right across the bottom of the screen. This my cue to start a three quarter count preparing to signal the lead violinist ~ start. I have a video of them practicing in my brothers sound studio during a recording session. If there is any interest in seeing that I will provide.

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Great video... I think the purchase and development of suttler's identification tags for these brave soldiers on both sides would have hastened soldier identification. Many soldiers pinned hand written notes inside their clothes.
 
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Welcome from up North (kinda close to that other northern boarder where they speak that Canadian French).
Well finally cough up from all that white stuff (also finally gut back my "THREE" year old snow blower) and will have to go out again soon.
Great info and pictures of that model! Some where on this computer have the "paper model of this ship". Thought would be working on some this winter but with all this snow and all the info trying to enter from older paper files and all the new stuff plus the Grand kids have no time for anything else. Have entered so much data that my computer is almost full and had to buy more chips to empty it some what.
Well have to go back out and play with that white stuff!
See ya!

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Welcome to Civil War Talk!

Maple Leaf was studied pretty thoroughly by teams from East Carolina University's nautical archaeology program in the early 1990s. I think you'll find lots of folks here interested in the naval/maritime side of things.

Here's a 1990s article from ECU on the Maple Leaf project (attached).
Andy, you know a ton of things regarding the navy. What draws you to it? I also like the subject.
 
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Current News Regarding Disturbance of National Historic Landmark Maple Leaf Shipwreck Site Resulting From USACE's Negligence of Section 106, National Historic Preservation Act (as Amended).

July 1, 2016:
Official Notification to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) from St. Johns Archaeological Expeditions, LLC (SJAE):
http://flpublicarchaeology.org/documents/MapleLeaf_SiteDisturbances_1July2016.pdf

July 6, 2016
Technical Proposal for A Remote Sensing Survey of the Maple Leaf Site
http://flpublicarchaeology.org/documents/MapleLeaf_TechProp_6July2016.pdf

August 11, 2016:
Letter from the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) to the Jacksonville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE):
http://flpublicarchaeology.org/documents/ACHPLetter_MapleLeaf.pdf

August 19, 2011:
Letter of response from Jacksonville U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP):
http://fpan.us/documents/ACHPResponseLetter_MapleLeaf.pdf

August 25, 2016:
Letter from Olsen Associates (Coastal Engineers for SJAE) to Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in response to August 19th, 2016 letter from USACE to ACHP:
http://fpan.us/documents/OlsenAssociatestoAdvisoryCouncil_MapleLeaf.pdf

Kindest Regards,
Keith
 
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I was consulting a volume from my bookshelf just this week on the history of Fort Delaware POW camp.

Maple Leaf was used for a time as POW transport vessel. It was even the site of a POW uprising that was somewhat successful. The prisoners seized the vessel and about 80 POWs were able to escape.


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Current News Regarding Disturbance of National Historic Landmark Maple Leaf Shipwreck Site Resulting From USACE's Negligence of Section 106, National Historic Preservation Act (as Amended).

July 1, 2016:
Official Notification to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) from St. Johns Archaeological Expeditions, LLC (SJAE):
http://flpublicarchaeology.org/documents/MapleLeaf_SiteDisturbances_1July2016.pdf

July 6, 2016
Technical Proposal for A Remote Sensing Survey of the Maple Leaf Site
http://flpublicarchaeology.org/documents/MapleLeaf_TechProp_6July2016.pdf

August 11, 2016:
Letter from the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) to the Jacksonville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE):
http://flpublicarchaeology.org/documents/ACHPLetter_MapleLeaf.pdf

August 19, 2011:
Letter of response from Jacksonville U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP):
http://fpan.us/documents/ACHPResponseLetter_MapleLeaf.pdf

August 25, 2016:
Letter from Olsen Associates (Coastal Engineers for SJAE) to Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in response to August 19th, 2016 letter from USACE to ACHP:
http://fpan.us/documents/OlsenAssociatestoAdvisoryCouncil_MapleLeaf.pdf

Kindest Regards,
Keith
My goodness, are they going to remove the cables? Such an intrusion on the historical site seems to merit pains in one's heart.
 

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