Jacksonville Shipwreck

Lori Collins (center, in red) holds a scanning tool while crowds look at a shipwreck on Ponte Vedra Beach earlier this month. (Courtesy USF Libraries Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections)
Jacksonville Shipwreck

A 42-foot-long section of a wooden hull of a ship recently washed up on shore, just south of Jacksonville. It's unclear how old it is, but it may be from the 1700's or 1800's. Researchers with the USF Libraries Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections were called in to take digital scans of the wreck. On University Beat on WUSF Public Media, we speak to Collections' Director Lori Collins about what they've learned about the ship - and how her work helps preserve history.

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Centuries Old Shipwreck Uncovered On Ponte Vedra Beach Draws Researchers, Spectators

Video story about the shipwreck, courtesy WJCT. Produced by Carlos Bovier.

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University of South Florida Libraries Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections website

WUSF News story on the Jacksonville shipwreck

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Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV from 2007-2017. In addition to serving as a producer, reporter, host and assistant news director, he serves as Intern Coordinator for WUSF News. Mark has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Telecommunications/Radio in 1994.

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