On the beautiful sunny afternoon of November 10th, the Foundation broke ground for the 16th century Boatyard or Astillero at the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park. Significant members of the community of St Augustine were in attendance. Support from the owners of the Park, the Frasers, was gratefully received.
Chad Light who dramatically represents Pedro Menendez to the world from his home base at the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park, is also an accomplished graphic artist. He has on very short notice has provided The Maritime Heritage Foundation with a bird’s eye view of the 16th century boatyard being inaugurated with a groundbreaking on Nov 10
The Saint Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation is moving forward with its signature activities for the 450th Commemoration. On Thursday, November 10th at 3pm, the Foundation will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its 16th Century Replica Boatyard at the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park The site, on the edge of a beautiful waterfront field, will provide a Boatshed and storage facilities for the building of two replica boats: An open row/sail longboat called a Chalupa, and a ocean capable Caravel, the “San [...]
16th Century Boat building agreement signed Posted on October 26, 2011 by john St Augustine, Florida 16th Century sailing vessels will soon be constructed at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park in St. Augustine, Florida in partnership with the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation supported by extensive research conducted by The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program. The 1565 Birthplace of St Augustine and Colonial European America at the Park site offers sweeping views of the water and a 15 acre historic [...]
The Maritime Heritage Foundation took a significant step forward last week with the signing of an agreement with the the owners of the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park to use a site on their waterfront property for the boatyard. Next month, the boat shed should start to be built and by the beginning of the new year, construction on the first boat, a 16th Century Chalupa should begin. Regular updates will be posted in this blog.
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