In September, 2018, the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project and the Australian National Maritime Museum completed the Phase I survey of the Limited Study Area of Newport Harbor, and determined the most likely candidate of the shipwrecks there to be the Lord Sandwich ex Endeavour. On September 21, the media event announced those findings, and can be seen at:
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For a downloadable version of the PowerPoint presentation, please see the "Results" section of this website.
The photo above features some of the 2018 RIMAP-ANMM team members for the Newport transport fleet fieldwork. They were on board the research vessel moored over the sites, one of which is the primary candidate to be the Lord Sandwich ex Endeavour. Gurney's Resort on Goat Island overlooks the sites and was the location of the September 21 media event.
Note: This area is closed to the public, with "No Anchor - No Dive" markers.