An interesting small format manuscript map, shows St. Paul’s Bay (San Pawl il-Baħar) in the Northern region of Malta, with pointed directions of the shipwreck of St. Paul. The author described the terrain with interpretation of the texts from Acts of Saints 27:14 and 27:41:
Euroclydon or N. E. wind which blew when S. Paul was drifted into S. Pauls Bay.
Acts 27. 14.
(i.e. But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.)
The Sea rushing in from the N.E. strikes against the outer point of a small island which causes it to divide, and meet again at the inner points in a small bay, where any Seamen would run his ship if in distress, and unable to get off the Sand.
Acts 27. 41.
(i.e. And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.)
St. Paul’s ship allegedly crushed in a bay of the island of Malta, after being carried there by ocean currents. The search of the shipwreck is one of the great enduring quests of Biblical archaeology.