Ron Howell and the South West Maritime Archaeology Group were announced as the recipient of the 2019 Protected Wreck Site Support Grant at the Nautical Archaeology Society Conference on Sunday 18th November 2019.
The South West Maritime Archaeology Group have worked on the Salcombe Cannon and Moor Sand sites for nearly 25 years but in that time have had little underwater stills photography or video footage of the sites. Now, thanks to funding from Historic England, they are working with MSDS Marine and the Nautical Archaeology Society to encourage new divers to join their team. This award will allow them to update their equipment with Go Pro cameras. The team then plan to record every cannon and anchor on the site in situ using the new equipment.