Mardi Gras Shipwreck: Recovered Cache c.1812 | Visit Baton Rouge


Mardi Gras Shipwreck: Recovered Cache c.1812


Phone: 225 336-2422
Website: http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com
Address

West Baton Rouge Museum
845 N Jefferson Ave
Port Allen, LA 70767

Date: Sep 22, 23, 25-30, Oct 2-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28, 30 - Nov 4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 & 27 - Dec 2 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
 An exhibit on loan from the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism’s Division of Archaeology features a collection of artifacts from the shipwreck that for 200 years the Gulf of Mexico kept secret. The sea guarded the ship’s carcass in darkness beneath 4,000 feet of sea water until now. Through a historic archaeological expedition and recovery effort the clues of the Mardi Gras, the working name of this mystery ship, are finally being revealed.