Monday, April 9, 2011

One more before I go into the field…Please, find below this week’s nautical news. Special thanks to Paul Johnston, Cassandra Morris, Susan Langley, and Mark Polzer for sending in news items.

1. Cannon probably not 500 years old after all:
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/breaking-news/cannon-probably-not-500-years-old-after-all/story-e6freuyi-1226314594791
http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2012/04/02/297091_ntnews.html

and in Portuguese: http://www.dn.pt/inicio/ciencia/interior.aspx?content_id=2404051&page=-1

2. Pitcairn Islands Expedition: Remnants of a Lost Civilization:
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/03/30/pitcairn-islands-expedition-remnants-of-a-lost-civilization/

3. Rock art: the story of us [nice ship picture]:
http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/features/online/5475/rock-art-story-us

4. Archaeology of the recent past: Amazon boss Jeff Bezos ‘finds Apollo 11 Moon engines':
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17544565?goback=%2Egde_815227_member_104257852

5. UWA leads Port Phillip Bay colonial shipwreck excavation:
http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/201203304485/research/uwa-leads-port-phillip-bay-colonial-shipwreck-excavation

6. More on Black Jack Anderson: Promising find may shed light to the infamous sole Pirate of Australia:
http://archaeologydailynews.com/promising-find-of-a-cave-may-shed-light-to-the-infamous-sole-pirate-of-australia/

7. Century-old rare blueprints of ship found in attic:
http://archaeologydailynews.com/century-old-rare-blueprints-of-ship-found-in-attic/

8. Shipwrightry at Buckler’s Hard 5th – 7th May 2012 [Fun! Southampton’s Maritime Archaeology students in action]:
http://3d-car-shows.com/2012/shipwrightry-at-bucklers-hard-5th-7th-may-2012/

9. Diving into Colonial history [William & Mary]:
http://www.wm.edu/research/ideation/student-faculty-research/diving-into-colonial-history3448.php

10. Obituary writer/poet Adrienne Rich [see “Diving into the wreck” poem]:
http://blog.chron.com/bookish/2012/03/rip-adrienne-rich/
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/books/adrienne-rich-feminist-poet-and-author-dies-at-82.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=arts

11. How fishermen are bringing lost secrets of UK waters to land:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/apr/01/fishermen-net-uks-nautical-history

12. Battle for sunken treasure reaches Gibraltar:
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/13324607/battle-for-sunken-treasure-reaches-gibraltar/

13. Ship swallowed by Lake Erie, then by lake bottom:
http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/cleveland_metro/ship-swallowed-by-lake-erie-then-by-lake-bottom

14. Titanic return for 105-year-old Cyril:
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/titanic-return-for-105yearold-cyril-16138766.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-17574489
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0402/1224314231475.html

15. Revisiting the dramatic story of HMS Drake:
http://www.colerainetimes.co.uk/lifestyle/entertainment/revisiting-the-dramatic-story-of-hms-drake-1-3676926

16. Widow collects old coins while strolling beach [on bad practise]:
http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20120403/DW08/204030328

17. Treasure hunter says he found $3B WWII wreck:
http://www.themeshreport.com/2012/02/treasure-hunter-says-he-found-3b-wwii-wreck/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+The-Mesh-Report+%28The+Mesh+Report%29

18. [Already reported on a few days ago] Indonesia’s shipwrecks mean riches and headaches [more of a headache, really]:
http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/indonesia-s-shipwrecks-mean-riches-and-headaches-1.3635034
http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/indonesias-shipwrecks-mean-riches-1403241.html

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Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology
Department of Archaeology | Flinders University