Monday, August 22, 2011

There used to be weeks when no more than a dozen news items were listed, but those seem to occur less and less. Or, maritime archaeology catches the media eye more often, or it really is silly season. Special thanks to Bob Conrich, Valerie Grussing, Bert Ho, Maddy McAllistar, Alexandre  Monteiro, Susan Langley, Peggy Leshikar-Denton, Ralph Pedersen, and Athena Trakadas for sending in news items.

1. Divers examine 19th century shipwreck [Vietnam]:
http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/Life-Style/214554/Divers-examine-19th-century-shipwreck.html

2. The “Arizona” revisited: Divers explore the legacy of Pearl Harbor:
http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/picks-from-the-past/271443/the-arizona-revisited

3. Researchers in a race against time on historic island [New Brunswick, Canada]:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1040351–researchers-in-a-race-against-time-on-historic-island?bn=1

4. Salvage company nets “Titanic” artifacts after court ruling [commercial salvage]:
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/salvage-company-nets-titanic-artifacts-after-court-ruling/story-e6frg6so-1226116123956
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/salvage-firm-rms-titanic-inc-to-get-titanic-artifacts/story-e6frf7jx-1226115737477
http://hamptonroads.com/2011/08/norfolk-judge-rules-company-gets-title-titanic-artifacts
http://newsok.com/judge-salvage-firm-has-title-to-titanic-artifacts/article/feed/286098?custom_click=pod_headline_usnational-news
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/premier-exhibitions-inc-receives-in-specie-salvage-award-to-post-1987-titanic-artifacts-2011-08-15?reflink=MW_news_stmp

5. Shipwreck of 16th-century Swedish vessel found in Baltic:
http://www.calgaryherald.com/Shipwreck+16th+century+Swedish+vessel+found+Baltic/5282851/story.html
http://www.thelocal.se/35646/20110819/
http://www.stockholmnews.com/more.aspx?NID=7674
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1658012.php/Divers-find-16th-century-Baltic-Sea-shipwreck-off-Sweden
http://www.dawn.com/2011/08/20/wreck-of-16th-century-swedish-warship-found-in-baltic.html
http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpps/news/international/divers-may-have-found-wreckage-of-legendary-swedish-warship-sunk-in-1564-dpgonc-20110819-to_14641703
http://ocean-recycling.com/
http://svt.se/2.22620/1.2507062/sensationellt_vrakfynd_i_ostersjon
http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/1.2533208/sensationellt-vrakfynd-i-ostersjon
http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article13494692.ab
http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/pressroom/sjoehistoriska-museet/pressrelease/view/sensationellt-vrakfynd-i-oestersjoen-671706

6. Sunken ship treasure successfully rescued [Namibia]:
http://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story.asp?storyid=%7B43eff3ba-0599-4354-aa5e-2f9516198402%7D
http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/sunken-ship-treasure-successfully-rescued-in-namibia/793916.html

7. Return of the ghost ship: Documentary [not accessible in Australia]:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfa_DK3w8J4

8. James P. Delgado:
http://www.themarknews.com/authors/1669-james-p-delgado

9. Perfume and hairbrush part of “Mary Celestia” shipwreck’s ‘forgotten secrets:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/08/pictures/110817-civil-war-wine-mary-celestia-shipwreck-science-bermuda-perfume/?now=2011-08-17-00:01
http://bermudasun.bm/main.asp?SectionID=9&SubsectionID=230&ArticleID=53780
http://bernews.com/2011/08/150-yr-old-perfume-found-in-shipwreck/

10. Shipwreck washes up for river festival [made by 3,000 children–how cool]:
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23980046-shipwreck-washes-up-for-river-festival.do

11. Obituary: Sir John Rawlins:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/military-obituaries/naval-obituaries/8709908/Sir-John-Rawlins.html

12. Victorian naval medicine:
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-08-victorian-naval-medicine.html

13. Roman shipwreck found in Albania:
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/194730.html
http://www.gadling.com/2011/08/19/roman-shipwreck-found-off-albanian-coast/

14. Team napoletano per una Missione Archeologica italiana in Giappone:
http://www.casertanews.it/public/articoli/2011/08/18/071612_beni-culturali-napoli-team-napoletano-missione-archeologica-italiana-giappone.htm

15. 2,000-year-old shipwreck creates deep sea mystery [Roman shipwreck in Sardinia]:
http://news.discovery.com/history/the-2000-year-old-shipwreck-creates-deep-sea-mystery.html

16. Ancient humans went to sea, team says:
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/international/general/view/20110816human_precursors_went_to_sea_team_says/srvc=home&position=recent
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-08-human-precursors-sea-team.html
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/early-humans-were-very-efficient-mariners/177174-19.html

17. Chamorros date back 4,000 years [Marianas]:
http://www.guampdn.com/article/20110813/OPINION02/108130313/Chamorros-date-back-4-000-years

18. £600,000 appeal for wreck of German bomber gunned down during the Battle of Britain to be lifted from seabed:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2026871/600-000-appeal-wreck-German-bomber-gunned-Battle-Britain-lifted-seabed.html?ITO=1490

19. A Maud-est Proposal [Norwegians survey sunken ship in Canada]:
http://www.themarknews.com/articles/6435-a-maud-est-proposal
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/norwegians-survey-sunken-ship-in-canada/article2129411/
http://nnsl.com/northern-news-services/stories/papers/aug15_11cambayteatalk.html

20. US divers explore WWII ship wrecks:
http://english.aljazeera.net/video/americas/2011/08/201181319013996169.html#.Tk1QdlAmsRI.facebook

21. Panamá defiende su patrimonio histórico de buscadores furtivos de pecios [Panama not so pleased with BBC coverage of Captain Morgan’s shipwreck]:
http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2011/08/11/cultura/a06n1cul
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-14391855

22. Wrecks mark the spot: Diving trail puts Panhandle’s sunken treasures on the map:
http://www.pnj.com/article/20110818/NEWS01/108180326/Wrecks-mark-spot?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

23. Rendering water unto Caesarea:
http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/week-s-end/rendering-water-unto-caesarea-1.379536

24. Off the Shelf | ‘The Wanderings of Odysseus’:
http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/off-the-shelf-the-wanderings-of-odysseus/

25. Poeler Kogge: Um 400 Jahre verschätzt:
http://www.ndr.de/regional/mecklenburg-vorpommern/poelerkogge101.html

26. Haute Event: The Seven Seas Gallery By Vanessa Noel Presents Photographs By Michael Gaillard [Nantucket]:
http://www.hauteliving.com/2011/08/haute-event-the-seven-seas-gallery-by-vanessa-noel-presents-photographs-by-michael-gaillard/

27. Artist debuts photography on artificial reef off Key West [underwater exhibit]:
http://www.tampabay.com/features/travel/florida/artist-debuts-photography-on-artificial-reef-off-key-west/1185219

28. Orphaned octopus finds a new home on shipwreck [off topic, yet irresistible]:
http://outerbanksvoice.com/2011/08/16/opal-the-octopus-finds-a-new-home-on-shipwreck/

29. More on Putin setting a bad example in underwater cultural heritage management:
http://www.china.org.cn/video/2011-08/12/content_23195625.htm

30. Politics and Archaeology, Russian Style [commentary on Putin’s dive]:
http://blogs.berkeley.edu/2011/08/18/politics-and-archaeology-russian-style/

31. Special peek inside final days at National Geographic’s ‘Real Pirates’ exhibit [commercial salvage]:
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/2098221/special_peek_inside_final_days_at_national_geographics_real_pirates

32. Sunken treasure sparks legal tussle [commercial salvage]:
http://news.yahoo.com/sunken-treasure-sparks-legal-tussle-163336209.html
http://newsandinsight.thomsonreuters.com/Legal/News/2011/08_-_August/Sunken_treasure_sparks_complicated_legal_tussle/

33. Boy on a Dolphin (1957) Trailer [something a little better than ending this week’s news with another item on commercial salvage]:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpa9NXJxgQY&feature=related

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