News: Be sure and check out our Featured Articles below

  • January 23, 2018, 07:38:31 PM

Login with username, password and session length

Author Topic: "La Belle" maritime archaeology  (Read 2489 times)

Member

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 90
    • Boats Modeling
"La Belle" maritime archaeology
« on: April 04, 2008, 04:00:55 PM »
La Belle Shipwreck



On a cold winter day in 1687, the small French ship Belle ran aground on the Texas coast, the victim of a run of bad luck and a howling north wind. The Belle was the last of four ships of the expedition led by Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle. La Salle had come to establish a colony near the mouth of the Mississippi River with multiple aims that included providing a warm-water port to serve the fur trade and a base for invading Mexico. France and Spain were then at war, and La Salle, with the backing of his king, intended to challenge Spain's domination of the Gulf of Mexico.

La Belle Shipwreck

« Last Edit: June 16, 2010, 11:57:44 AM by oliveira »


There are no comments for this topic. Do you want to be the first?