Dr. Kroum Batchvarov, head of the Rockley Bay Shipwreck Survey, and recipient of the 2104 Claude Duthuit Archaeology Grant put his funding to good use this past field season! In a press conference earlier this week, the University of Connecticut professor and INA Affiliated Scholar announced that a significant discovery had been made.
Batchvarov and his team, including Jason Paterniti and Doug Inglis, have found what are believed to be the remains of the 17th-century Dutch ship Huis de Kreuningen that sank on March 3, 1677. This ship was one of many that were lost during a fierce battle with the French in the waters of Scarborough Harbour, Trinidad & Tobago.
“What has been discovered is a treasure trove for archaeological researchers.” — Batchvarov