Slave Ship Trouvadore – Latest News

SHA Williamsburg Meeting
In January the Society of Historical Archaeologists held their annual meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. Read More…

 


 

SHA Williamsburg Meeting
In January the Society of Historical Archaeologists held their annual meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. Read More…

 


 

SLAVE SHIP TROUVADORE EXPEDITION TO GET UNDERWAY IN JULY
June 06, 2006
The Turks and Caicos National Museum is pleased to announce that a team of archeologists, museum staff, and filmmakers will return to the island of East Caicos July 9-22, 2006 to resume their search for the remains of the slave ship Trouvadore. The expedition has a two-fold mission; to test excavate and identify a wooden shipwreck discovered during a 2004 expedition, and to expand the search area using state-of-the-art mapping and remote sensing equipment.Read More…

 


 

TROUVADORE EXPEDITION TEAM FINDS WOODEN SHIPWRECK
September 12, 2004
The Turks and Caicos National Museum in collaboration with Ships of Discovery have confirmed the existence of a wooden shipwreck near Breezy Point on East Caicos. The announcement has been made following a two week expedition surveying inside and outside the reefs on the Northern shore of East Caicos in search for Trouvadore, a missing slave ship that has been described as ‘the Plymouth rock of the Turks and Caicos Islands’. The wooden remains have been described as “a promising discovery” by Dr Donald H Keith, lead marine archaeologist for Ships of Discovery.
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Trouvadore Expedition Relaunches
September 04, 2004
The Trouvadore Expedition led by the Turks and Caicos National Museum alongside US based Ships of Discovery and Windward Media will set sail once again, tomorrow morning for East Caicos in the search for Trouvadore.
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Documentary Crew Windward Media Arrive in TCI
August 25, 2004
US based Windward Media, Emmy award-winning documentary makers arrive in the Turks and Caicos Islands today (Wednesday) to make final preparations for a two-week expedition to find missing slave ship Trouvadore that sets sail in just a few days.
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Story of Trouvadore Shipwreck Goes Live and On-Line
August 23, 2004
The story of Trouvadore, a slave ship which wrecked in the Turks and Caicos Islands went live and on-line on Friday August 20 and attracted hundreds of unique visitors in the first 24 hours. Read More…

 


 

Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association Wants Shipwreck Story to Increase Heritage Tourism to the TCI
August 22, 2004
The Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) in an unprecedented move, is supporting an archaeological expedition to uncover a shipwreck story hidden for generations. The TCHTA hopes that the story and archaeological work will raise awareness of the heritage and culture of the Islands. Read More…

 


 

Lead Archaeologist Arrives in Turks and Caicos to Prepare for Trouvadore Expedition
August 19, 2004
Dr D. H. Keith of Texas based Ships of Discovery arrived in the Turks and Caicos Islands today to assist the Turks and Caicos National Museum in its final preparations for a two-week expedition that sets sail at the end of this month. Read More…

 


 

Expedition Sets Sail to Find Missing Slave Ship
August 19, 2004
(Turks and Caicos Islands, July 18) The Turks and Caicos National Museum will be teaming up with US archaeologists Ships of Discovery and documentary makers Windward Media in September to find a missing slave ship in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The expedition will be the first of its kind in the Caribbean and has been described by researchers as ‘a quest for the Plymouth rock of the Turks and Caicos Islands’. Read More…

 


 

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