Monday, December 13, 2010

Special thanks to Brian Jordan, Susan Langley, Alexandre Monteiro, Mark Polzer,and Adam Wolfe for sending in news items.

1. AIMA 2011 shipwreck photography competition:
http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/shipwrecks/photo-competition/index.html

2. ACUA archaeological photo contest – There is still time to enter!
http://www.acuaonline.org/
http://www.acuaonline.org/photo-contest/

3. Czech replica of corsair ship launched in Suez:
http://www.praguemonitor.com/2010/12/06/czech-replica-corsair-ship-launched-suez

4. Lost civilization may have existed beneath the Persian Gulf:
http://www.livescience.com/history/lost-civilization-possibly-existed-beneath-persian-gulf-101209.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40605372/ns/technology_and_science-science/

5. Rare native American birch bark canoe found in Cornwall:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-11954324
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20101203005599/en/National-Maritime-Museum-Cornwall-Press-Call-Photo
http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=multimedia_detail&eid=6538692&newsLang=en

6. 5000 year old footprints found on Formby beach :
http://www.champnews.com/html/newsstory.asp?id=8694

7. Rescued USS “Monitor” steam engine returns to Civil War appearance:
http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-monitor-steam-engine-1210,0,2101784.story

8. US embassy cables: US embassy hands confidential Odyssey documents to Spanish:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-embassy-cables-documents/121337
http://213.251.145.96/magnet.txt
http://213.251.145.96/cable/2007/07/07MADRID1285.html
http://www.abc.es/agencias/noticia.asp?noticia=620731
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40592268/ns/local_news-tampa_fl/
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/dec/09/091718/tampas-odyssey-marine-caught-up-in-wikileaks-docum/news-breaking/
http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/odyssey-angry-us-tried-to-trade-gold-for-looted-painting/1139220

9. WikiLeaks cables: Art looted by Nazis, Spanish gold and an embassy offer:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/201…/08/wikileaks-us-spain-treasure-art

10. Cutting cost of hunting shipwrecks [“Hattie Wells”, Lake Michigan, USA]:
http://www.hydro-international.com/news/id4365-Cutting_Cost_Of_Hunting_Shipwrecks.html
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/biz/Museum-praises-submarine-robot39s-shipwreck.6654147.jp

11. Maine State Museum commemorates the wreck of the Nottingham Galley:
http://www.kjonline.com/reallife/maine-state-museum-commemorates-the-wreck-of-the-nottingham-galley_2010-12-11.html
http://www.timesrecord.com/articles/2010/12/09/features/doc4d0009f1c4ed4213761820.txt
http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20101212-NEWS-12120331
http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101205/GJNEWS_01/712059880/-1/FOSNEWS
http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2010/12/05/shipwreck_of_1710_to_be_marked_in_maine/
http://www.mpbn.net/News/MaineNewsArchive/tabid/181/ctl/ViewItem/mid/3475/ItemId/14466/Default.aspx

12. Erie Canal shipwreck found in Oswego River believed to date to between 1830 and 1850:
http://online.wsj.com/article/AP52260f287f64438ca5da1836f8ed6cef.html
http://www.buffalonews.com/city/article279174.ece
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2010/12/erie_canal_shipwreck_found_in.html

13. Student-led exhibit on Jamaica at Brazos Valley Museum [Texas A&M University]:
http://tamunews.tamu.edu/2010/12/09/student-led-exhibit-on-jamaica-at-brazos-valley-museum/

14. Mexican archaeologists report finding Prehispanic objects at Nevado de Toluca:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=43263

15. Archaeologist: Persian Gulf sites hint at prehistoric people:
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2010/12/archeologist-persian-gulf-sites-hint-at-prehistoric-garden-of-eden/1

16. New species of rust-eating bacteria destroying the “Titanic”:
http://www.livescience.com/environment/bacteria-eating-away-titanic-ship-wreck-101206.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40533835/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.torontosun.com/news/columnists/thane_burnett/2010/12/06/16449236.html
http://www.hindustantimes.com/Bacteria-eating-away-the-mighty-Titanic-to-oblivion/Article1-635446.aspx
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-20024893-501465.html

17. Members of ASA [American Salvage Association] remove fuel oil from submerged Alaska cruise ship:
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/american-salvage-association-members-remove-fuel-oil-submerged-alaska-cruise-ship/

18. New wave of preservation targets Chesapeake’s underwater history:
http://www.bayjournal.com/article.cfm?article=3987

19. Archaeologists warn of climate threat to past treasures:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jH0yk8h3iQ-pvOx8DhK9dz6_AThA?docId=CNG.1a0489b5796eb5cb11ee2ade1f8ffb1a.111

20. Behind the scenes: Lego Antikythera mechanism [the ultimate Christmas gift?]:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20025264-71.html
http://blogs.nature.com/news/thegreatbeyond/2010/12/ancient_greek_computer_rebuilt.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQBQuFavAE8
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-20025268-501465.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/punctuated-equilibrium/2010/dec/10/1
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/106028-Ancient-Greek-Computer-Recreated-in-Lego

21. Massive Canadian melt may have triggered flood of biblical proportions:
http://www.canada.com/technology/Massive+Canadian+melt+have+triggered+flood+biblical+proportions/3954124/story.html

22. Ancient harbours in North and East [Sri Lanka]:
http://www.dailynews.lk/2010/12/09/news15.asp

23. Blackbeard shipwreck artifacts tell tales of seafaring and sword play:
http://www.beaufortobserver.net/Articles-c-2010-12-10-249367.112112-Blackbeard-shipwreck-artifacts-tell-tales-of-seafaring-and-sword-play.html

24. Odyssey Marine Exploration part of new Gold Rush for ocean’s treasures [commercial salvage]:
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/odyssey-marine-exploration-part-gold-rush-oceans-treasures/story?id=12322839

25. U.S. firm demands rights to $17 Billion 1708 shipwreck off the Coast of Colombia [commercial salvage]:
http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/12/10/32492.htm

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Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde