Georgiana Artifacts











Two cobalt blue, castor oil bottles from the GeorgianaTwo cobalt blue, castor oil bottles from the Georgiana

Two cobalt blue, castor oil bottles from the Georgiana

Two cobalt blue, castor oil bottles from the Georgiana. Photo © by Edward L. Spence

Cobalt blue bottles stacked on barrel end to show arrangement when foundCobalt blue bottles stacked on barrel end to show arrangement when found

Cobalt blue bottles stacked on barrel end to show arrangement when found

These cobalt blue, castor oil bottles were part of 72 found in a single barrel aboard the Georgiana. They were corked with embossed pewter tops. They have been placed on a barrel end to show their arrangement when found by Dr. E. Lee Spence. Photo © by Edward L. Spence.

Cobalt blue bottles salvaged out of a single barrel on the GeorgianaCobalt blue bottles salvaged out of a single barrel on the Georgiana

Cobalt blue bottles salvaged out of a single barrel on the Georgiana

These cobalt blue, castor oil bottles were salvaged out of a single barrel found on the port side of the forward cargo hold of the Georgiana by Dr. E. Lee Spence. Photo © by Edward L. Spence.


This bone fingernail brush and carved bone toothbrushes were recovered from the wreck of the GeorgianaThis bone fingernail brush and carved bone toothbrushes were recovered from the wreck of the Georgiana

This bone fingernail brush and carved bone toothbrushes were recovered from the wreck of the Georgiana

This bone fingernail brush and carved bone toothbrushes were recovered from the wreck of the Georgiana. Photo by SCIAA courtesy Shipwrecks Inc.

Projectiles for 3.5″ & 2.8″ Blakely Rifled Cannons found on the GeorgianaProjectiles for 3.5″ & 2.8″ Blakely Rifled Cannons found on the Georgiana

Projectiles for 3.5″ & 2.8″ Blakely Rifled Cannons found on the Georgiana

3.5? Blakeley shell with brass fuse and 2.8? Blakely solid shot salvaged from under the wreck of the Mary Bowers, where that steamer crossed through the forward cargo hold of the Georgiana. Both projectiles have lead sabots to take the rifling of the gun when fired. © by Edward Lee Spence.

Tooth brushes and other small artifacts salvaged from the Georgiana.Tooth brushes and other small artifacts salvaged from the Georgiana.

Tooth brushes and other small artifacts salvaged from the Georgiana.

Carved bone tooth brushes, a spool for thread, a silver plated, brass match safe and other small artifacts salvaged from the wreck of the Georgiana.


Dr. Judson Spence Sr. with beer recovered from the wreck of the Georgiana.Dr. Judson Spence Sr. with beer recovered from the wreck of the Georgiana.

Dr. Judson Spence Sr. with beer recovered from the wreck of the Georgiana.

Dr. Judson Spence Sr. with beer recovered from the wreck of the Georgiana. The color looked good but the smell was absolutely awful. © by Edward L. Spence.

Jar pins buttons solid shot GeorgianaJar pins buttons solid shot Georgiana

Jar pins buttons solid shot Georgiana

Steve Howard with artifacts just raised from GeorgianaSteve Howard with artifacts just raised from Georgiana

Steve Howard with artifacts just raised from Georgiana

Steve Howard places bottles just raised from Georgiana into a box on the deck of the salvage vessel Derelect II. Note the heavily encrusted box of tinned iron just to the left of the large brown storage jars.


Steve Howard on deck of salvage boat with artifacts just raised from GeorgianaSteve Howard on deck of salvage boat with artifacts just raised from Georgiana

Steve Howard on deck of salvage boat with artifacts just raised from Georgiana

Steve Howard on deck of salvage boat with artifacts just raised from Georgiana. Note the heavily encrusted box of tinned iron just to the left of the large brown storage jars.

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