St. Augustine's 'Storm Wreck' Added To National Register Of Historic Places

Nov 3, 2017

The National Park Service has added three more Florida locations to its National Register of Historic Places.  One of those sites is in St. Augustine.

“The Storm Wreck” is a British transport vessel that went down about a mile off the coast of St. Augustine in December 1782.

East Florida and West Florida in British period (1763–1783).
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Historians say the ship left Charleston, South Carolina carrying loyalists who were trying to reach the British colony of what was then called East Florida at the end of the American Revolution.

Maritime archaeologists have excavated iron cauldrons, cannons and the ship’s bell, all of which are on display at the St. Augustine Lighthouse Museum.

The other two additions to the National Register of Historic Places are the Columbus Drive Bridge and Oaklawn Cemetery, both in Tampa.

Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced the additions Friday.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at choskinson@wjct.org, 904-358-6351 or on Twitter @cydwjctnews.