National Geographic : 1941 Dec
Cannon Solve Mystery of Sunken Ship 815 Charles H. Baker. Jr. Haven for Fishermen Was the Wrecked Charles W. Baird On the shallow White Bank, off Key Largo, the old hulk was sunk by fishermen and used as their sea headquarters. They cut a hole in her side (right) to admit their small craft and built steps from the water to the deck. Protected by encircling reefs, she weathered many a storm in this position. Later the barge was burned to the water's edge-probably by a careless fisherman (page 823). Pan American Photo Service, Inc. Ledbury Lodge, Author's Home on Elliott Key, Served as Base for Salvaging the Guns Named for a British vessel wrecked here in 1769, the Lodge faces the sea across coral reefs. Two mounted Winchester guns flank the house. Flotsam, the boat on shore, drifted in one day covered with barnacles.