Saturday, April 10, 2010

Is this thing loaded?

Bayworld series #10: Today is the last of my series of pics from the Bayworld complex on the Port Elizabeth beachfront. It shows Drama Princess looking down the barrel of one of the bronze cannons that was retrieved from the wreck of the Sacramento near Schoenmakerskop. The Sacramento exhibit can be seen in the Shipwreck Hall.

1 comment:

  1. I have the book - the Guns of Sacramento - which details the search and salvage of the Sacramento by the Allen brothers and Gerrie van Niekerk. Quite a bit of history regarding the trade routes, manufacture of the cannons, the dive site, the survivors story (their journey on foot to Maputo [Lourenzo Marques],politics re salvage operations. It is well worth the read.