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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE DIVISION OF HISTORICAL RESOURCES: 1A-31 EXPLORATION PERMIT Permit No. 2016.05 Issue Date: 7 6/16 Expiration Date: 7/6/14 PROJECT ARCHAEOLOGIST: PERMITTEE/AUTHORIZED ENTITY: SEAFARER’S QUEST LLC 14497 N, Dale Mabry Hwy, Ste 209N Tampa, FL 33618 (813) 448-3577 KEY PROJECT PERSONNEL: James J. Sinelair 15 Matlin Drive St. Augustine, FL 32080 904-819-0408 or 305-396-2563 or 239-218-1622 Kyle Kennedy, CEO Seafarer’s Quest James Sinclar, Project Archaeologist Victor Silva, Compliance and Medical Officer 18829 Rue Loite, Lutz, FL 33558 15 Marlin Dr., St. Augustine, PL 32080 18020 Crooked Lane, Lutz, FL 33548 Terry Tate, Project Manager Alexander Javorsky, Captain 1485 Mercury St, Merritt Island, FL 32953 4 Pineapple Lane, Stuart, FL 34996 VESSELS & REGISTRATION NUMBERS: Tron Maiden Neptune No Limit 46° Venetti TOVDP773M78K DO5S92184 23? Hydra Sports HSX¥C324E000 FL2960 L J 22° Cutty Walkabout SCR91061A787 FL3996FV. DHR PERMIT ADMINISTRATOR: Bureau of Archaeological Research 1001 DeSoto Park Drive Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850) 245-6444 LOCATION DESCRIPTION: Permit 2016.05 starts at the Northeast corner at N28°03.500" and W080°31.00" and proceeds to the Northwest comer at N28°03.483" and W080°33.133" or to a point that meets the mean low water line, then proceeds to the Southwest comer at N28°02.333" and W080°32.583" or to a point that meets the mean low water line, then to the Southeast corner at N28%02.333" and W080°30.416". \ \ 500 S. Bronough Street + Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 « 1 Directors Office {Archaeological Research ‘AHistoric Preservation (850) 245.6900 + FAX: 215.6136 (850) 45-6444» FAX: 245-6152 (650) 285-6383 FAX: 215-5137 Commemorating 500 years of Florida history ‘VA FLORIDASOO. ‘HVA FLORIDA SOO. 1A-31 Exploration Permit 2016.05 Page 2 of 18 Seafarer's Quest "Area 1" ‘Sbafaror’e QuestiA.24 Permit 2014.04 N26°09.485 090"35.133" W080"31.00, si N28°02.833" 2802333 w080"32.589" ‘wos0rs0.4t6 Avea 4 [BM 1Astcurent ‘RaTnor R_buggne,Fenéa Bureau of Nchaeologial Research Date: 4/2016 Map sho 1A-31 Exploration Permit 2016.05 Page 3 of 18 ‘This permit is issued under the authority of Sections 267.031(1) and 267.03 1(5)(n), Florida Statutes, and Rules 1A-31.0012 through 1A-31,090, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) and is administered by the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research (BAR), Florida Division of Historical Resources (DHR), Florida Department of State (DOS). All activities carried out pursuant to this permit must be conducted in accordance with those regulations and laws. ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION: |. Continued remote sensing ineluding magnetometer, and side-scan sonar as necessary to augment and refine locations of targets compiled from previous surveys. 2, Underwater recording of exposed target information using photo, video, measuring tapes, and temporary datum points Selected target area testing (see list below under Minimum Standards of Diligence) of historic shipwreck materials, maintaining context control of artifact groupings with baseline and transect lines to establish grid squares. Large artifacts (cannon, anchor) and hull structure are t0 be mapped in situ 4, Preliminary surface collecting of exposed diagnostic artifacts, documenting provenience, and tagging and bagging objects, 5. Determination of locations of buried features with hydro-probes and/or 3-inch induction dredges. 6. Conservation and curation of artifacts with assistance of Motivation, Ine. REQUIREMENTS & CONDITIONS: 1. No disturbance of the seabed for exploration activities may commence until the permittee has received necessary permits (FL Department of Environmental Protection and US Army Corps of Engineers) that may be required by local, state or federal laws. Copies of these permits must be submitted to the Division prior fo the commencement of exploration activities, 2. ‘The archaeologist above-designated by the applicant must meet the qualifications of Rule 1A- 31.030, F.A.C., and shall be responsible for all archaeological investigations in accordance with Rule 1A-31.036, F.A.C,, including production of required interim and final reports, ‘The permittee shall, in accordance with the guidelines contained in the Attachments hereto: 1. Utilize remote sensing data to test and evaluate evidence for specific historic shipwreck site(s) as referenced in the permittee’s exploration application and permit, b. Delineate archaeological features encountered during diver inspection of targets with controlled context to ereate feature maps within the permitted area. ©. Collect limited diagnostic archaeological materials with minimum seabed disturbance for evaluation of historic shipwreck site(s). Note that the use of clamshell dredges, cutterhead ‘dredges, and explosives is prohibited for this permit. ‘The use of propwash deflectors is only allowed following consultation with the Division pursuant to the Minimum Standards of fence (below), a Phase II modification of this permit pursuant to 1A-31.0062(a), and in accordance with the work plan contained therein. 4, Record, analyze, conserve, and curate archaeological collected during permit act ies; 4, Daily Field Note and Activity Logs (Form HR6E067, Revised 06/08) must be completed and submitted monthly to DHR’s permit administrator. Forms must be signed by the project archaeologist and delivered to the permit administrator no later than the fifteenth (154) of the following calendar month. Original signature documents sent via traditional mail or electronic submission of scanned signed documents will be accepted. When more than one vessel and crew is being used, each crew is to keep its own Daily Field Note and Activity Log to be tured in monthly. 1A-31 Exploration Permit 2016.05 Page 4 of 18 Interim and final reports that meet the standards and guidelines required by Rule 1A-46.001, F.AC. (Attachment A), must be submitted, including the necessary Florida Master Site forms (as applicable). Interim reports shall be submitted to DHR’s permit administrator bi annually from the execution of this permit. The final report shall be submitted to DHR’s permit administrator within ninety (90) days of the permit’s expiration. Interim reports serve to update DHR on the permittee’s overall progress during the previous six (6) months of work, while the final report serves to present the synthesized findings and analysis derived from the entire term of this permit. Ifa historic or prehistoric archaeological site should be located during anomaly inspection, permittee shall immediately contact DHR for assistance in coordinating submission of new or revised Florida Master Site File site forms to the Department of State. ‘This permit may not be assigned or transferred. Subcontract agreements are allowed but require the prior written approval of DUR. Compliance with all terms and conditions of the permit is the sole responsibilty of the permittee whether or not permitted activities are subcontracted In any release of information, including publie presentations, media contacts, and the final written report, there shall be acknowledgement that all work was conducted under the terms of an exploration permit issued by the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, Bureau of Archaeological Research The permittee must notify DHR’s permit administrator in writing within 72 hours of any change affecting the ability or plans to conduct the permitted activities as set forth in the application and the permit, including changes in financial support, contact information, Key personnel, and ‘equipment, and registered vessels used in the permitted activ Copies of this executed permit in fieldwork. and any other required permits must be aboard all vessels involved In issuing this permit, the State assumes no liability for the acts, omissions to act, or negligence of the permittee, its agents, or employees; nor shall this permittee exclude liability for its own acts, omission to act or negligence to the State. ‘The permittee agrees to assume all responsibility for, indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Department of State and the Division of Historical Resources from and against any and all claims, demands, or liabilities, or suits of any nature whatsoever arising out of, because of, or due to any act or occurrence of omission or commission arising out of the permittee’s operations pursuant to this permit and shall investigate all claims at its own expense. In addition, the permittee hereby agrees to be responsible for any injury or property damage resulting from any activities conducted by the permittee. ‘The parties hereto agree that the permittee, ts officers, agents and employees, in performance of this permit, shall actin the capacity of an independent contractor and not as an officer, employee, or agent of the State, ntatives may, without notice, inspect the permit area as authorized by Rule 1A- Issuance of this permit does not convey any rights to any future permits or permit renewals within the permit area, Permit applications for any future activities within the permit area by the permittee may not be considered until all requirements of this permit are fulfilled. 1431 exploration Permit 2016.05 Page 5 of 18 15, This permit may be suspended or revoked in accordance with Rule 1A-31.085 F.A.C. MINIMUM STANDARDS OF DILIGENCE, Specific work to be conducted, as submitted by permittee: Phase 1: To conduct remote sensing, cesium magnetometer survey of the permit area in an effort to locate anomalies that may potentially be associated with the historic shipwreck(s) referenced in the research design. While this phase has been essentially completed, Seafarers Quest may continue to use remote sensing in limited areas to more precisely identify targeted anomalies, Date/Duration: Ongoing from time of permit commencement to end of field uctivities yearly, Phase 2: To identify and ground truth such anomalies as may be required, using least invasive techniques appropriate to local bottom conditions, with an emphasis on those anomalies deemed most likely to potentially be associated with the historic shipwreck as described in the permit application, (Phase | and 2 may be conducted concurrently). Initial prioritized anomalies for Area 1 are as follows: Latitude | Longitude | 2802.8541 | -8032.5156 802.8450 | -8032.5480_| 2802.9729 | -8032.5892 2803.0153 | -8032.5941 2802.8763 | -8032.5402 2802.8686 | -8032.5369 2802.9619 | -8032.5362 2802.9825 | _-8032.5337 802.9000 | -8032.4901 A229 2802,8685 | -8032.4039 ‘A230___| _2802.9348 | -8032.4310 A231 2802.9922 | -8032.4551 ‘A0dS 2802.8579 | -8032.3542 [Anse 2803.0236 | -8032.4198 (Aoo2 —_|-2803.0216 | -8032.3739 [A603 2802.9892 | -8032.3918 [A604 2802.9802 | -8032.3915 [A622 2802.8968 | -8052.3820 ‘A624 2802.9447 | -8032.4052 A625 2802.9334 | _-8032.4012 A628 2802.8835 | -8032.3868 A643 28029338 | -8032.4214 AGS 28029138 ‘A650 2803.0060 ‘AoS4 | 2802.9103 | -8032.4343, A655 202.8973 | -8032.4285 | A663 2802.8663 | -8032.4034 1A-31 Exploration Permit 2016.05 Page 6 of 18 A664 2802.9338 | A665 802.9890 | -8032.4584 A671 2802.9014 | -8032.4951 A676 2802.9740 | -8032.5058_| AGT? 2802.9577 32.505 AO85 2802.8667 | -8032.4567 A692 2802.8812 | -8032.5181 A693, 2802.9550 | -8032.5315_| fier notice to and consultation with the Division, additional anomalies and/or anomaly clusters may be added for investigation by the permittee during the term of this permit, at a future date. Ifsuch anomalies are located that cannot be sufficiently identified because of concealing layers of overburden the permittee may conduct limited excavations under the direction of the Project ‘Archacologist for the purpose of identification of these anomalies, only after consulting with the Division and agreeing on a methodology. Date/Duratio of these and any ad Activity Logs. rom Permit inception until conclusion of field activities yearly, Investigations jonal anomalies shall be reported monthly by using Daily Field Note and PERMITTEE CERTIFICATION (please sign and return to DHR Permit Administrator): Thereby certify that | am an authorized representative of the Permittec/Authorized understand and agree to abide by the terms of this 1A-31-Exploration Permit. ok [us ; koh Kornath cee Printed Name Title entity, and that I This permit will not become effeetive until it has been executed by the Director of DUR. A copy of the executed permit will be returned to the permittee within 15 days of receipt and must be received prior to commencing fieldwork. Executed in Tallahassee, Florida STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE Timothy parsons Date of Issue Director, .n of Historical Resources 1A-31 Exploration Permit 2016.05 Page 7 of 18 ATTACHMENTS: RULE 1A-46.001, F.A.C. - ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL REPORT STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES B. ARCHEOLOGICAL GUIDELINES FOR REMOTE SENSING SURVEY WORK OF AN EXPLORATION PERMIT AREA C. ARCHAEOLOGICAL GUIDELINES FOR A MODIFIED EXPLORATION PERMIT ALLOWING LIMITED EXCAVATION FOR ANOMALY IDENTIFICATION ATTACHMENT A CHAPTER 14-46 ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL CHAPTER 1A-46 ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL REPORT STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES 1A-46,001 Standards and Guidelines for Reports. 14-46,002 Definitions. (Repealed) 1A-46,008 Criteria for Reports of Identification, Evaluation, and Documentation Activities. (Repealed) 14-46,004 Criteria for Qualifications of Archaeologists. (Repealed) 1A-46,005 Report Review Procedures, (Repealed) 1A-46,006 Technical Assistance. (Repealed) 1-46.07 Dispute Resolution. (Repealed) 1A-46.001 Standards and Guidelines for Reports. (1) Purpose. This rule specifies erteria by which the Division of Historical Resources (Division) will review reports of cultural resource activities on federally assisted, licensed or permitted projects; on projects on state owned or controlled property or state assisted, licensed, or permitted projects; and on local projects for which the Division has review authority (2) Definitions, The following words and terms shall have the meanings indicated: (a) “Agency” ot “Applicant” means any unit of federal, state, county, municipal or other local government; any ‘corporation, partnership ot other organization, public oF private, whether or not for profit; or any individual or representative of any of the foregoing proposing undertakings, (b) “Archacological fieldwork” means actions undertaken for the purpose of recovering data about or from an archaeological site in order to evaluate and determine National Register eligibility; of to document through archaeological excavation the archaeological site prior to proposed alteration, damage or destruction. (©) “Archaeological site” means the complex of associated physical remains and features contained in the ground that evidence past use or modification by people. (@) “Area of potential effect” means the geographic area or areas within which an undertaking may directly or indirectly cause changes in character or use of historic resources, if any such properties exist. (€) “Certified Local Government" means a local government that has been certified to meet Federal and State standards, as set forth in the “Plorida Certified Local Government Guidelines” (Form HR3E03204-02) herein incorporated by reference, and can participate in the nationwide program of financial and technical assistaice to preserve properties. (8) “Completeness” means the inelusion in the report of archaeological and historical activities of all applicable sections of the prescribed content, but does not mean that said sections are sufficient in comprehensiveness of data ‘oF in quality of information provided. (g) “Days” means calendar days, 1-31 Exploration Permit 2016.05 Page 8 of 18 (hy “Determination of eligibility” means the process of determining whether identified historical resources are ‘deemed significant using the eriteria for significance established by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior for the National Register of Historie Places. (i) "Federal undertaking” means a project, activity, or program funded in whole or in part under the direet or indirect jurisdiction of a federal agency, including those carried out with federal assistance; those requiring a federal permit, Tigense or approval; and those subject to state or local regulation administered pursuant to a delegation or approval by a federal agency. (“Florida Master Division, (&) “Historical ficldwork” means actions undertaken for the purpose of recovering data about or from a building(s) (or structute(S) to evaluate and determine eligibility; or to document using the Historic Amerian Buildings Survey (HABS) or Historie Engineering Record (HAER) standards and guidelines prior to proposed alteration or destruction (1) “Historical resource” means a building, structure, site, object or collection thereof (a prehistoric or historic district) which is generally at least fily years old of historical, architectural, or archaeological value. (in) “Historie context” means the organizational format that groups information about related historical resources based on theme, geographical limits and chronological period. A single historic context describes one or more aspects ofthe historie development of an area, considering history, architecture, archaeology, engincering and culture, and identifies significant patterns that individual historical resources represent. A set of historic contexts is a comprehensive summary of all aspects of. the history of an area (x) “Local undertaking” means a project, activity or program subject to the provisions of a local ordinance or regulation for which the Division has review authority (0) “National Register” means the National Register of Historic Places, the lst of historical resources significant in ‘American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering and culture and authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 as amended and administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, (p) “Principal Investigator” means the person or persons responsible for supervising archaeological fieldwork and historical fieldwork. (g) “State undertaking” means a project, activity or program in which a state agency of the executive branch has direct or indirect jurisdiction; those in which a state agency provides financial assistance to a project or entity; and those in which a State ageney is involved through the issuance of state permits or licenses. (r) “Sufficiency” means determining whether the report meets the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historie Preservation (published in the Federal Register, Vol. 48, No. 190, pp. 44716-44740, September 29, 1983), herein incorporated by reference, with respect to identification, evaluation and documentation. (3) Reports. Reports ofthe results of archacological fieldwork and historical fieldwork activities shall include the topics in (a)-(h) below in sufficient detail for the Division to review for completeness and sufficieney. For projects of limited scope, topics that are not applicable may be omitted when a justifiation for this decision is provided. In addition, all reports shall be consistent with and meet the terms of the standards and guidelines for identification, evaluation and documentation contained in the “Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for ‘Archaeology and Historie Preservation.” This section shall apply to federal, state and local undertakings. Principal investigators shall meet the minimum qualifications for archaeology, history, architecture, architectural history, oF historic architecture contained in 36 C.F.R. 61 (“Procedures for Approved State and Local Historie Preservation Programs, Appendix A, Professional Qualifications Standards”), herein incorporated by reference, effective 10.97. (a) General Description. The deseription of the project shall address the project location (including boundary map) and description; the purpose of project; the area of potential effect; and the pertinent federal, state or local laws and regulations, (b) Archival Research. Archival research shall address past field surveys in the project arca and the relevance of the ‘major findings to the area currently under study; pertinent data in the Florida Master Site File; pertinent environmental and paleoenvironmental data; pertinent data in other studies appropriate for the research problem; pertinent historical data from records such as plat maps, tract books, subdivision maps, Sanborn maps, city directories, building permits and architectural plans; and pertinent information from informants, which shall include the Certified Local Government within whose boundaries the project lies. Research results shall be presented in a chronologically arranged narrative of the prehistory and history of the project area and of the significant historical ‘events of developments (including important individuals and institutions) which are necessary to place ite Filo” or “FMSE” means the record of identified historical resources maintained by the 14-31 Exploration Permit 2016.05 Page 9 of 18 sites and properties in historie contexts within the project area (c) Research Design. The description of the research design shall address the objectives; methods; expected results; ‘and proceclures to deal with unexpected discoveries including the discovery of human remains in accordance with Chapter 872.05, Florida Statutes, (@) Archaeological Fieldwork. The description of archacological fieldwork activities shall address the types of sites ‘encountered and evaluated; the boundaries of the area investigated; fieldwork methodology and the rationale for its selection; the location of all tests and excavations, including maps depicting testing locations and results, site components, integrity of sites and subareas within the sites; information on the location and appearance of features and artifacts, as well asthe integrity and boundaries of sites and site components; information on any portions of the project area and any portions of identified sites which were not investigated and a statement explaining the reason Why investigation did not occur; photographs of each site; photographis and illustrations representative of site subareas or features, or formal excavation units; identification of portions of the project area that were examined but that did not contain archaeological remains; special survey techniques; and information on changes in research design or methodology. Special survey techniques may be necessary to search for certain subsurface or ‘underwater archaeological sites. The description of special survey techniques shall address the following topics equipment, field methodologies, areas surveyed and not surveyed, a record of the nature an location of all potential historical resources identified and a description of any potential historical resources investigated by examination to determine their nature. Underwater archaeological surveys shall be conducted in accordance with the “Florida Division of Historical Resources Performance Standards for Submerged Remote Sensing Surveys” (Form HR6E06304-02), herein incorporated by reference. (€) Historical Fieldwork. The description of historical fieldwork activities shall address the boundaries of the area investigated; fieldwork methodology and the rationale for its selection; the types of resources identified and evaluated; alist ofall historical resources within the survey area, including the Florida Master Site File number, ‘with all identified resources plotted on a U.S. Geological Survey (1:24,000) 7.5 minute series topographic {quadrangle map; descriptions forall identified resources; photographs or illustrations representative of resources Tocated in the project area; information on any portions of the project area which were not investigated and a statement explaining the reason why investigation did not occur; and an explanation about those portions of the project arca that were examined but that did not contain historical, architectural, engineering or cultural (9 Archacological Results and Conclusions. The description ofthe results and conclusions of the archaeological ms shall address laboratory methods used to analyze artifacts and other site materials recovered ‘during the archaeological investigations in the project area; the curation location of artifacts and project records; findings in relation to the stated objectives ofthe investigations; an assessment of site integrity; methods used to apply National Register criteria for a determination of eligibility and historie context as contained in 36 C.F.R. 60 (National Register of Historic Places”), herein incorporated by reference; a discussion of completeness of project efforts and the need for any additional identification, evaluation or documentation efforts; conclusions and analysis of the findings, including a discussion on how the findings contribute to an understanding of the historie work or treatment ofthe site; and a bibliography of those sources utilized (e) Historical Results and! Conclusions, The description of the results and conclusions of the historical, architectural, engineering or cultural resource investigations shall address findings in relation to the stated objectives; an assessient of the integrity of evaluated sites; methods used to apply National Register criteria for a determination of eligibility and historic context; a description of the constituent elements that constitute the complete property (eg. ‘outbuildings, landscape features, etc.) which is determined eligible for listing in the National Register; the National Register property boundaries depicted on a scaled site plan sketch; conclusions and analysis ofthe findings; a