Spanish Anchor

Molasses Reef, Key Largo Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Historical Significance The Spanish Anchor is typical of seventeenth to eighteenth century anchors. The general form associated with this time period has a classic arrow shape with a long shank, angular arms, and a wooden stock. Although the Spanish Anchor can be classified within a particular temporal context, the nationality can only be elluded to through knowledge of the trade routes that were established during the era of merchantilism and the exploration of the New World.

Site Illustration An underwater map prepared to scale by Indiana University research

Research Activities Ongoing Indiana University Field Study Activities

Marine Biology Significant corals associated with Spanish Anchor.

Diver Information Basic dive site information for recreational divers.

Underwater Tour Tour of Spanish Anchor via web.

Shipwrecks of the Florida Keys

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Underwater Science Program
Last updated: October 22, 2001
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