17th Century , Bronze, 7 Lbs. Used to signal the time of day, shift changes, or meal time on board the ship. It would likely have been the last sound heard as the ship was sinking.
17th Century , Bronze, 6 inches in diameter, 5.5 Lbs. Used to find the angle of celestial bodies to determine latitude. This artifact is extraordinary and rare, it will be one of only one-hundred in museum collection.
The new gallery will feature 400-year-old artifacts from shipwrecks discovered off of Florida’s coast and from a ship that sank in 1622 while en route to Venezuela in the Tortugas. The artifacts include a cannon, an astrolabe, pottery, a ship’s bell and more.