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    kn
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    St Kitts Shipwrecks.

    I have lived in St. Kitts for about 2 years now, tried doing some research but coming up empty handed.

    Wondering if there are any known old shipwrecks around St Kitts?

    Also if none are known would there be a better beach to try and find coins ect.. with a metal detector, like Caribbean or Atlantic side or other factors playing a part in where artifacts would wash up?

    Thanks, Justin

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    Re: St Kitts Shipwrecks.

    Welcome aboard TreasureNet Justin.

    Tom

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    kn
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    Re: St Kitts Shipwrecks.

    Thank you Tom

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    Re: St Kitts Shipwrecks.

    Please try Encyclopedia of Western Atlantic Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasure by Robert Marx. Between St. Kitts and Nevis, he lists 88 shipwrecks, too many to go into here.

    But you don't have to worry about a mere shipwreck. According to Marx, an earthquake struck Nevis on April 6, 1690. Most of Charlestown was cast into the sea. During Marx's dives in 1961 he located about 50 brick buildings in 20 to 30 feet of water. So you have an entire sunken town to look into.

    Good Luck & happy hunting!

    Chip V.

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    Re: St Kitts Shipwrecks.

    1782. “Cannon Wreck” During the spring of 1998, a storm uncovered thirteen iron cannons in White House Bay, scattered about in approximately 10-15 feet of water. A small section of hull structure was also partially uncovered. The remaining timbers represent an important example of pre-1760’s ship construction. From the archaeological information found on the wreck, the date of the sinking could coincide with the battle of Frigate Bay. This ship may have been one of two British troop transports delivering a small force of 700 men under the command of General Prescott to relieve the surrounded Brimstone Hill Fort.

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    Re: St Kitts Shipwrecks.

    Welcome to your new friend, "local history". Acquaintance with that will provide you with lots of material.

    I imagine that St Kitts follows the same rules as the rest of the Leewards; most of the commerce was on the protected side of the islands, while there may have been an occasional wreck on the windward side.

    Good luck!
    "A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." — Friedrich Nietzsche

    "You ask where I live. I cannot tell you. I am a Voyageur, a Chicot, sir. I live everywhere. My grandfather was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. My father was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. I will also die while en route, and another Chicot will take my place. Such is our course of life."

 

 

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