Shipwreck in Delaware River, Pa. with cannons, Need Help

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Of course you must remember there was no tv or social media in those days so you had to do something to pass the time.
 
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This carbon dating is still on hold for now. New info shows this site looks more like a ship from the 1700's or 1800's and not from the 1300's. To fight the bigger companys and stop the dredging it would take a find from the 1300's to stop things. There are many ships from the 1800's in this area.
 

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This carbon dating is still on hold for now. New info shows this site looks more like a ship from the 1700's or 1800's and not from the 1300's. To fight the bigger companys and stop the dredging it would take a find from the 1300's to stop things. There are many ships from the 1800's in this area.

Nice, I assume its south of Trenton, correct?
 
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The dredging has stoped and the ship is saved for now. Not sure whats next. The carbon dating is still on hold. We may do a trip to the site to get more info. I will post a update.
 

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I just happened to be reading a book by Hugh Thomas, The Golden Empire, Spain, Charles V, and The Creation of America. On page 133 he talks about an expedition in
1526 where Vaquez de Ayllon set out looking for a place to form a colony. He had three ships La Bretona, Santa Catalina, Chorruca, and a brigantine, 500 men and 80 horses. La Bretona ran aground in a river he called the Jordan, and then they proceeded north " to a river that seems to be in what is now New Jersey " Ayllon died there and the expedition returned to Santo Domingo.
There is no mention of a ship sunk in New Jersey, but this gives us a very early date to work forward from.
The first recorded exploration by the Dutch of the area around what is now called New York Bay was in 1609 with the voyage of the ship Halve Maen, so this puts the Spanish ahead of the Dutch with a large contingent.
None of this may apply to your ship, but an older wreck is a possibility.
 

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