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TREX Program
Museum of Florida History
500 S. Bronough St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
tel 850.245.6400 fax 850.245.6433
TREX Coordinator: Drew.Ericson@dos.myflorida.com

Maple Leaf

The Maple Leaf - An American Civil War ShipwreckDuring the latter part of the Civil War in Florida, the Union transport ship Maple Leaf was sunk in the St. John's River near Jacksonville by a Confederate torpedo. Originally used in Canada as a pleasure excursion vessel, the Maple Leaf was purchased and put into service by the Union army during the war.

After it sank, the ship lay in the St. John's River until 1984, when it was rediscovered and partially excavated by Keith Holland and the St. John's Archaeological Expedition, Inc.

This exhibit features items used by the soldiers on board the Maple Leaf

After it sank, the ship lay in the St. John's River until 1984, when it was rediscovered and partially excavated by Keith Holland and the St. John's Archaeological Expedition, Inc.

This exhibit features items used by the soldiers on board the Maple Leaf, an authentic reproduction of the Civil War-era torpedo that was used to sink the ship, and an informational video.

Illustrations created by John LoCastro & Synergy Design Group

Illustrations created by John LoCastro & Synergy Design Group

General Description
Title panel and 2 supporting graphic panels, 7'h x 15' 6"w x 4' 6"d; one text panel and two artifact cases, 7'hx15'6"w x4'6"d; torpedo reproduction, 3'h x 4'6"w x 1' 6" d; three framed pictures, each 33"h x 43"w; one introduction panel, 33"h x 43"w, a CD and VHS, and an instruction manual.

Space Required
700 square feet of floor space; 14 linear feet of wall space.

Shipping Crates
(6 crates total)

Shipping Weight
1,651 lbs.

Security Requirements
High

Exhibit Rental Fee
$2000

Suggested Layout
Required square footage for entire installation - 700 sq. ft. plus 14 linear ft. of wall space. Illustration not to scale.

Required square footage for entire installation - 700 sq. ft. plus 14 linear ft. of wall space. Illustration not to scale.