(This site is under construction - KVH 05/18/04)

History

Introduction
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"The Civil War after more than one hundred and twenty five years, still deeply affect this country...."
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In 1866 the ship was leased to the US government.
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"Time would not wait, and the troops departed immediately for Jacksonville..."
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Battle of Olustee "In Feb. 1864, the only major Civil War battle fought in Florida...."
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The Search for the Maple Leaf - With the top of the Maple Leaf remove in the 1880's....
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Artifacts:

"We were surprised to find intricate china...."  by Lee Manley
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"Smoking of pipes and cigars was very big...during the Civil War...."    
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The first intact box removed from the ship was from Surgeon Asa Snow....
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Archaeology

What makes this site so important are the small tokens of people's daily lives...
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"The Maple Leaf at the present time is probably the most exciting shipwreck site in the United States..."
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"One of the real values of archaeology...." by Gordon Watts
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The main benefit the Maple Leaf gives us, is a site that can last for generations..."
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"What we might learn, from the social aspect, of the Maple Leaf Shipwreck site..." by Keith Holland
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In the Maple Leaf's case, it is a sealed time capsule....
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Maple Leaf Dive Animation...
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Credits
(There are more video clips to come - KVH  - 05/18/04)