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Daily Scripts

April 19th, 2019 by Mike Vasilinda

 

Friday, April 19, 2019

Capitol News Service Feed
Friday, April 19, 2019
Civil War Discovery
Edius 1
Anchor Lead
A historic civil war era shipwreck in the St. John’s River was discovered in the late 1980’s and excavated in the 90’s. As Jake Stofan tells us the team that was responsible for the discovery got a chance to revisit many of the artifacts for the first time, since they removed them from the mud nearly 30 years ago.
Supers:
0:21-0:26 Larry Tipping
Diver
0:29-0:37 Dr. Keith Holland
President, St. Johns Archeological Expeditions
0:46-0:54 Larry Tipping
Diver
0:54-1:04 Jake Stofan
1:11-1:19 Dr. Keith Holland
President, St. Johns Archeological Expeditions
Runs: 1:30
Anchor Tag
Many of the items recovered from the Maple Leaf ship wreck can be found in museums across the state, including the Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville and the Museum of Florida History in the State’s Capital City.
Civil War Discovery PACKAGE
In 1865 a The Maple Leaf, a steamboat carrying supplies for the Union army hit a landmine in the St. Johns river and sank into the muddy waters below.
NAT SOT: “And the hull in an intact U-shapped time capsule”
This team of divers helped discover the wreck more than 100 years later, and were able to recover more than 6,500 artifacts, mostly personal items, that were trapped inside.
SOT Larry Tipping
Diver
“It was just literally grope and feel. Where we would reach into the mud and find an object.”
They were preserved almost perfectly.
SOT Dr. Keith Holland
President, St. Johns Archeological Expeditions
“Even letters that were received and written. It’s just a human element that’s there and there’s not another site like it anywhere.”
Now primarily stored in this state archive in Florida’s capital city, this is the first time the divers have visited the artifacts since they were brought up from the mud in the 1990’s.
SOT Larry Tipping
Diver
“I think it’s important to know our history and you know, of course looking at the artifacts that were part of history really just kind of continues that.”
Jake
“It’s believed the excavation in the 90s only scratch the surface of what remains on the ship. These items represent only one tenth of one percent of the ship’s cargo.”
The discovery of the Maple Leaf was so significant the site of the wreck is now designated as a national historical landmark.
The team says, ensuring the wreck and its cargo are still around for future generations is a responsibility shared by all in the state.
SOT Dr. Keith Holland
President, St. Johns Archeological Expeditions
“And we’re going to do everything we can to educate students and people of all ages about Maple Leaf and not let her just drift back into obscurity.”
If the site is protected properly, divers say it will keep open the possibility of future excavations to recover some of what is still buried in the mud.”
Hurricane Michael Upgrade VOSOT:
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced today that Hurricane Michael has officially been upgraded to a Category Five storm.
NOAA found the Hurricane had average sustained winds of 160 miles per hour, exceeding the baseline for a cat five storm by three miles an hour.
State Senator Bill Montford represents counties impacted by the storm.
He hopes the announcement will help the state secure Federal relief dollars.
SOT Sen. Bill Montford
(D) Tallahassee
“Keep in mind, if I’m not mistaken there’s only been four Hurricane 5’s that’s ever hit the United States and it hit a very pristine, very unique part of our state. So again, this validates what we’ve been saying all along and hopefully this will spur Congress to do their job.”
Senator Montford is sponsoring the State Legislature’s Hurricane relief package. He says negotiations for how much the state will be able to spend on panhandle recovery will begin next week.
Domestic Violence Checks VOSOT:
A bipartisan group of Florida lawmakers is celebrating the passage of a bill that would allow victims of domestic violence to receive unemployment.
The bill was approved unanimously in the Florida House earlier this week.
It allows victims of domestic violence who are forced to leave their jobs to escape their abusers to qualify for unemployment benefits.
Jasmen Rogers-Shaw with the Miami Workers Center says the protections will help survivors escape their abusers.
Jasmen Rogers-Shaw
Policy Director, Miami Workers Center
“There are women who have been killed at work because of course their abusers know where they worked, and of course they knew their work schedule, and of course they would do everything they could to keep power and control at home and their survivor’s place of employment. Allowing survivors to safely leave their abuser with some shred of financial security is a game changer for millions of people in this state.”
The bill is now awaiting approval from the Florida Senate.
If signed into law, Florida would join 41 other states that already have similar protections.
Storm Death VO
 
Eight year old Mariah Juliette Weinman was killed this morning and her 12-year-old brother suffered scratches and bruises when a tree crashed through their mobile home about 11 miles due south of the State Capitol.
It happen around eight this morning, which was at the height of severe weather that brought high winds and strong rain to the area.
The family and neighbors declined to speak with reporters on camera and are asking for privacy and respect.
The Leon County school system says it will have counselors on hand Monday morning for those who knew the second grader.
The weather also forced the closing of FSU and Flordia A & M universities until noon today.

Capitol News Service Feed

Friday, April 19, 2019

Civil War Discovery

Edius 1

Anchor Lead

A historic civil war era shipwreck in the St. John’s River was discovered in the late 1980’s and excavated in the 90’s. As Jake Stofan tells us the team that was responsible for the discovery got a chance to revisit many of the artifacts for the first time, since they removed them from the mud nearly 30 years ago.

Supers:

0:00-0:18 Jake Stofan

0:18-0:32 Larry Tipping

Diver

0:32-0:40 Dr. Keith Holland

President, St. Johns Archeological Expeditions

0:40-0:50 Jake Stofan

Anchor Tag

It’;s believed the 6,500 items recovered in the 1990’s from the Maple Leaf wreck make up only one tenth of one percent of the ship’s total cargo.

Civil War Discovery LOOK LIVE

Look live in 

“These are just a handful of the more than 6,500 artifacts recovered from the Maple Leaf shipwreck. The find is so significant it’s designated as a national historical landmark. The divers who pulled the items from the mud which, kept them nearly perfectly preserved are now making a pilgrimage to this state archive to see them once again.”

SOT Larry Tipping

Diver

“I think it’s important to know our history and you know, of course looking at the artifacts that were part of history really just kind of continues that.”

SOT Dr. Keith Holland

President, St. Johns Archeological Expeditions

“And we’re going to do everything we can to educate students and people of all ages about Maple Leaf and not let her just drift back into obscurity.”

Look live out

“If the site is protected properly, divers say it will keep open the possibility of future excavations to recover some of what is still buried in the mud.”

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