MRR News...

July 20, 2017

The Sea Reaper recently returned from another trip to the Santa Margarita site. The crew continued excavations in a main area of focus to the west of the known shipwreck scatter where they’ve concentrated recent efforts and made important recoveries this season.

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July 8, 2017

The Sea Reaper crew has stayed busy at Three D Boat Yard every day that wind and weather conditions have kept them from working on the Margarita site. The progress that has been made on the new excavation vessel is remarkable, especially considering the extreme summer...

June 19, 2017

For the last month, the weather has been too windy to conduct excavation on the Margarita site and the MRR crew has been working on the new recovery vessel, Seatrepid, at Three D Boat Yard in the heat of Key West summer. On Tuesday, the crew finally got a chance to get...

May 17, 2017

The summer season has begun and the weather and sea conditions are reflecting it here in Key West.  The Sea Reaper, under the direction of Josh Fisher Abt, headed to the site of the Margarita ten days ago to take full advantage of the opportunity while captain Dan Port...

May 5, 2017

As much as we enjoy our friends who run Three-D Boat Yard, on Tuesday, it was finally time to get back in the water and find some treasure. For the last 6 weeks, the weather has been too windy to conduct excavations on the Margarita site, so the MRR team has been in th...

March 15, 2017

The month of March is usually one of the worst months of the year for sea conditions in the Florida Keys. However, with a few days of calm winds in the forecast, Captain Dan Porter seized the opportunity to get the vessel Sea Reaper out to the Margarita site. The MRR t...

February 22, 2017

After a quick turnaround trip to Key West last week, the Sea Reaper crew returned to the site of the Santa Margarita to continue working.  The first day on site was full of artifact recoveries, including the usual ships fittings such as spikes and lead sheathing, as we...

January 23, 2017

MRR has just completed the second trip of the 2017 season. Prior to the trip, the weather forecast predicted four to five days of calm seas.  As good as modern weather forecasting technology is, the conditions on the Margarita site don’t always cooperate and the Sea Re...

January 8, 2017

Following the New Year celebrations, MRR took advantage of a good weather window and the Sea Reaper headed for the site of the Santa Margarita. This time of year, there are occasional short breaks in the weather between cold fronts. This happened last week and within f...

December 17, 2016

The Sea Reaper has just returned from the Santa Margarita site with another load of artifacts.  With a short break in the weather, the MRR crew took advantage of the opportunity for more on-site excavation, working in a primarily new area while following trails of scat...

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