The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) has announced the finding of a ninth eighteenth-century shipwreck site in Newport Harbor, Rhode Island, USA.1 In the days leading up to the Battle of Rhode Island in August, 1778, the British sank 13 transports around the harbor to protect the city from the French and American threat.
None of the transports can be identified as being Lord Sandwich, ex-Endeavour. That identification will take careful excavation, sampling, and recording of artifacts and structural details.
For further information, including maps of the first eight shipwreck sites, can be found at RIMAP’s website.2
- Cook’s Log, page 15, vol. 36, no. 3 (2013).
Originally published in Cook's Log, page 45, volume 37, number 4 (2014).