Monday, March 16, 2009

Nautical Speaker to be at Jacksonville Military Museum - Thursday March 19th

Wilf Blum of Deep Blue Marine will be speaking at the Jacksonville Military Museum on Thursday, March 19th at 6:00 p.m. Admission to the lecture is $2.00.

The museum is at 100 Veterans Circle, just off Main Street in Downtown Jacksonville.

Some of the company's work includes the excavation of Scipion, a French 74-gun ship that ran aground on October 18th, 1782 in the Dominican Republic after a battle with English warships.

Scipion was one of the French warships sent to the American Colonies to assist the American forces during the Revolutionary War. She was involved in the Chesapeake Bay Blockade of Enlish forces in August and September of 1781. This blockade led to the surrender of English forces at Yorktown, VA and, ultimately, American victory and independance.


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