Introduction

The following report of field investigations is a summary based primarily on verbal sources and limited written documentation. These include interviews with Keith V. Holland, Lee B. Manley, conversations with many of the Saint Johns Archaeological Expedition volunteers, and the notes and drawings made over the years during site work. The soon to be published manuscript The Maple Leaf: An Extraordinary American Civil War Shipwreck also provided very valuable information. All work discussed in this report was conducted completely under the auspices of Saint Johns Archaeological Expeditions, Inc. Starting January 1, 1992, East Carolina University entered into a three year Memorandum of Agreement with Saint Johns Archaeological Expeditions, Inc. to conduct a professional archaeological investigation of the site. This report represents one aspect of that agreement and was produced with information compiled by the Program in Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology for the purpose of documenting site activities that occurred prior to 1992.