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Qawra Point Detail
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View looking west at Qawra Point (see map) that is located on the northern tip of the Qawra Peninsula.  To the right of center is squat square tower is visible.  This is called "Qawra Tower."

The Qawr Peninsula forms the northwestern shore of Salina Bay.  the Salina Bay is off the left (southwest) edge of this photo.  The Qawra Peninsula/Point is what Mark Gatt believes to be the place where the "two seas met," near which was the reef on which Paul's ship eventually ran aground (Acts 27:41).

According to Mark Gatt, it was near the spot where this photo was taken that four anchors were discovered and many artifacts.  Note: four anchors cast out from the stern held Paul’s ship in place and much of the cargo was cast overboard.

Since the length of the ropes holding the anchors in place was about 10 times the depth of the anchor, the ship itself would have been very close to rock scarps of this peninsula.

Acts 27:27   But when the fourteenth night had come, as we were being driven about in the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors began to surmise that they were approaching some land.  28 And they took soundings, and found it to be twenty fathoms; and a little farther on they took another sounding and found it to be fifteen fathoms.  29 And fearing that we might run aground somewhere on the rocks, they cast four anchors from the stern and wished for daybreak.