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La Belle: The Ship That Changed History

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By James E. Bruseth

In late winter, 1686, the French exploring vessel La Belle was wrecked by a squall off the Texas coast near present-day Matagorda Bay. For the next 309 years, its secrets were lost until, in 1995, after years of searching, a team of divers from the Texas Historical Commission found La Belle resting beneath the silty waters. A companion to the permanent exhibit of La Belle at the Texas State History Museum, this book takes you on a fascinating journey through the ship, its voyages, and the difficult and painstaking work to recover, excavate, and conserve La Belle for future generations.


Paperback: 116 pages
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Dimensions: 9" x 11 1/2"

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