Citrus, Marion county divers to help find old shipwrecks

The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN), Hernando Past and Southeastern Archaeological Services invite the public to Bayport Park from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday to watch archaeologists, FPAN staff and volunteer divers record possible shipwrecks located during recent remote sensing surveys.

Bayport was the site of two brief engagements between Confederate land troops and Union blockading vessels during which several blockade runners were “scuttled,” or burned, on purpose by the Confederacy to keep them out of Union hands.

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