Sunday, February 26, 2006


Georges Valentine shipwreck nominated for historic place

February 24, 2006

The Georges Valentine shipwreck site has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Florida National Register Review Board recommended the site, offshore from the Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge, to the national landmark list Feb. 17.

The panel's staff is putting together an application to submit to the Keeper of the National Register.

To be added to the national list, sites must be historically significant, at least 50 years old and maintain their historic character.

A 1904 hurricane blew the Italian bark off course, wrecking the 767-ton ship about 100 yards off the House of Refuge.


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