Monday, December 20, 2010

Special thanks to Peter Bell, Susan Langley, and Ole Varmer for sending in news items.

1. Ahoy, leave that ship alone [Ballina, NSW]:

2. Historic ship’s bell found at scrap yard [Queensland Maritime Museum, Brisbane]:

3. Why wartime wrecks are slicking time bombs:

4. 13th century shipwreck found near Gothenburg:

5. Remains from 1600s ship found near Stockholm hotel [more on…]:–naval-mystery-uncovered-near-former-shipyard-in-stockholm

6. Beneath the Dead Sea, Scientists Are Drilling for Natural History:

7. Fishermen find big one that didn’t get away: a steamship resting miles off Naples:

8. Battle over sunken treasure lands in D.C.’s federal court [more on…]:

9. 50-foot-long shipwreck discovered off Chatham:

10. Timbers from ship, lost off Cape Cod 83 years ago, spotted on Nauset Beach:

11. 18th century bronze cannon stolen [South Carolina]:

12. Wreckage found of alleged 1800s Erie Canal boat:

13. Members of ASA remove fuel oil from submerged Alaska cruise ship:

14. The top 10 archaeological discoveries of 2010 [HMS “Investigator”]:

15. Historic Canadian birch-bark canoe found among junk in British shed [more on…]:

16. Indonesian fishermen find old sunken ship [Mentawai Islands, possibly 14th century]:

17. China discovers 30 archaeological shipwreck sites:

18. Israel antiquities chief: Caeserea storm damage a ‘national disaster’:,7340,L-3998013,00.html

19. Artifacts from Blackbeard’s ship on display in NC [North Carolina]:


Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde