Monday, August 13, 2012

Please, find below this week’s nautical news. Special thanks to George Bass, Kurt Bennett, Peter Harvey, Amer Kahn, Dave Meadow & co, Susan Langley, Jason Raupp, Ole Varmer, and Adam Wolfe for sending in news items.

1. Bringing the City of Adelaide clipper ship to Adelaide was on ABC last week:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-08-03/fight-over-ships-return/4176324

2. Sails set for eternity [more on that Egyptian funeral boat]:
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/48641/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/First-Dynasty-funerary-boat-discovered-at-Egypts-A.aspx

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1109/he1.htm

3. Namibia: Ancient maritime history preserved [Oranjemund shipwreck]:

http://allafrica.com/stories/201208040080.html

4. You’re wrecking our wrecks! Experts warn of damage trawlers are doing to maritime history:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/youre-wrecking-our-wrecks-experts-warn-of-damage-trawlers-are-doing-to-maritime-history-8008996.html

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10825040

5. Is this Atlantis?: Photographer creates magnificent underwater world for exhibition that can only be viewed 145 feet under the sea:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2181860/Is-Atlantis–Photographer-creates-magnificent-underwater-world-exhibition-viewed-145-feet-sea.html

6. Marine archaeologist hoping to recover wreck of the Endeavour from Newport Harbor:

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/3f9c16a9654e4714b390d9d12ef29a6a/RI–Search-for-Endeavour

7. DNA unravels clues to shipwrecked Anglesey bone setter:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-19012179

8. Sunken German WWII sub discovered off Nantucket:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jJdaZdPyNR2NqC9dpHH1aTiQRQYA?docId=66b32d4d761f4d6bbbf14b7a85704455

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/07/27/2230106/explorers-find-downed-german-u.html
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120728/NEWS/207280334/-1/NEWS
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10822790
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112665481/u-550-world-war-ii-german-submarine-mazraani/

http://www.sci-tech-today.com/news/Explorers-Find-Sunken-German-U-Boat/story.xhtml?story_id=13300D7AL13T

http://ns.gmnews.com/news/2012-08-02/Front_Page/Local_man_helps_locates_sunken_WWII_submarine.html

9. Hunting undersea battlefields: Off the Outer Banks, marine archaeologists dive to videotape World War II wrecks:

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/08/05/3432847/hunting-undersea-battlefields.html#storylink=cpy

10. Mission to recover sunken HMS Hood‘s bell:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-19044519

11. Chester divers attempt to save Resurgam II submarine:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19146040

12. British adventurer’s plan to sail replica of Phoenician sailing boat across Atlantic:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9434701/British-adventurers-plan-to-sail-replica-of-Phoenician-sailing-boat-across-Atlantic.html

13. Shipwreck mystery solved: Lewes wreck found to be W.R. Grace, ship destroyed in 1889 hurricane:

http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2013/aug/trembanis-shipwreck-080812.html

14. Submarine dive to mark 100th anniversary of sinking [Holland 5]:
http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2012-08-09/submarine-dive-to-mark-100th-anniversary-of-sinking/

http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2012-08-08/oldest-submarine-wreck/

15. Mint condition Roman shipwreck could hide delicious, 2,000-year-old leftovers:
http://news.discovery.com/history/roman-shipwreck-amphorae-food-italy-120808.html

http://genova.repubblica.it/cronaca/2012/08/06/foto/varazze_un_tesoro_in_mare_ritrovata_nave_del_primo_secolo-40455116/1/?ref=HREC2-6

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19153732

http://www.smh.com.au/world/sea-gives-up-a-portrait-of-ancient-rome-20120807-23sdr.html

16. Americans researching the seabed near Dubrovnik on Croatia’s southern Adriatic coast:
http://croatiantimes.com/news/General_News/2012-08-09/28870/Americans_go_searching_on_bottom_of_Croatia’s_sea_bed

17. Undersea eruption creates pumice raft:

http://www.3news.co.nz/Undersea-eruption-creates-pumic-raft/tabid/1160/articleID/264973/Default.aspx

18. Delving under the surface [starring Gene Ritter]:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/jobs/delving_under_the_surface_xLSYpPH6fHQRQMTh8s8TFO?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Jobs

19. Underwater archaeologists dig deep for iconic privateer’s lost fleet:

http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/underwater-archaeologists-dig-deep-for-iconic-privateer-s-lost-fleet-in-the-caribbean

20. British expedition to Pacific ‘treasure island’ where pirates buried their plunder [sounds wrong]:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/centralamericaandcaribbean/costarica/9450737/British-expedition-to-Pacific-treasure-island-where-pirates-buried-their-plunder.html

21. Pirate ship discovery could spark treasure hunt [Port-au-Prince, Tonga, commercial salvage]:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10825730

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/tongafrenchpolynesia/9463622/Divers-find-wreck-of-legendary-pirate-treasure-ship.html

http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/tong-shipwreck-may-be-pirate-treasure-ship-port-au-prince/story-e6frfq80-1226447130234

http://www.newser.com/story/151784/yaarrrr-shipwreck-might-yield-pirates-booty.html

22. Slave ship artifacts found at Lynyard, Cay, The Bahamas [commercial salvage]:
http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/shipwrecks/306916-slave-ship-artifacts-found-lynyard-cay-bahamas.html

23. Old news Captain Morgan’s lost fleet:
http://www.ballerstatus.com/2012/08/10/captain-morgan-helps-archaeologists-search-iconic-pirates-lost-fleet-video/

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Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology
Deputy Director, Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC)
Department of Archaeology | Flinders University