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]:
http://www.ballinaadvocate.com.au/story/2010/12/16/ahoy-leave-ship-alone/

2. Historic ship’s bell found at scrap yard [Queensland Maritime Museum, Brisbane]:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/12/17/3095873.htm

3. Why wartime wrecks are slicking time bombs:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20727761.600

4. 13th century shipwreck found near Gothenburg:
http://scienceblogs.com/aardvarchaeology/2010/12/13th_century_shipwreck_near_go.php
http://www.global-adventures.us/2010/12/17/sweden-wreck-discovered/

5. Remains from 1600s ship found near Stockholm hotel [more on...]:
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/897415–naval-mystery-uncovered-near-former-shipyard-in-stockholm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1333362/Remains-400-year-old-ship-beneath-quay-central-Stockholm.html
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/11/26/remains-from-1600s-ship-found-near-stockholm-hotel/

6. Beneath the Dead Sea, Scientists Are Drilling for Natural History:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/18/world/middleeast/18deadsea.html?_r=1

7. Fishermen find big one that didn’t get away: a steamship resting miles off Naples:
http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/fishermen-find-big-one-that-didnt-get-away-a-steamship-resting-miles-off/1139287

8. Battle over sunken treasure lands in D.C.’s federal court [more on...]:
http://legaltimes.typepad.com/blt/2010/12/battle-over-sunken-treasure-lands-in-dcs-federal-court.html

9. 50-foot-long shipwreck discovered off Chatham:
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/12/18/50_foot_long_shipwreck_discovered_off_chatham/
http://news.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20101217cape_beach_erosion_reveals_another_shipwreck/srvc=home&position=recent
http://bostonist.com/2010/11/26/bite_size_news_november_26_paying_f.php
http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/11/shipwreck_surfa.html

10. Timbers from ship, lost off Cape Cod 83 years ago, spotted on Nauset Beach:
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/11/27/planks_found_on_cape_believed_to_be_from_27_shipwreck/
http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/11/shipwreck_surfa.html

11. 18th century bronze cannon stolen [South Carolina]:
http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2010/dec/14/bronze-cannon-stolen/
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/26127824/detail.html

12. Wreckage found of alleged 1800s Erie Canal boat:
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20101214/NEWS01/12140332/1002/NEWS

13. Members of ASA 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/

14. The top 10 archaeological discoveries of 2010 [HMS "Investigator"]:
http://www.sify.com/news/the-top-10-archaeological-discoveries-of-2010-news-international-kmqq4iciiac.html

15. Historic Canadian birch-bark canoe found among junk in British shed [more on...]:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario/historic-canadian-birch-bark-canoe-found-among-junk-in-british-shed/article1836383/

16. Indonesian fishermen find old sunken ship [Mentawai Islands, possibly 14th century]:
http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/booty-laden-sunken-vessel-found-in-mentawai-waters/412155
http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/indonesian-fishermen-find-old-sunken-ship/412067
http://en.vivanews.com/news/read/193859-indonesia-tsunami-draws-ancient-wreck-ashore
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-12-indonesian-fishermen-sunken-ship.html

17. China discovers 30 archaeological shipwreck sites:
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90776/90882/7228592.html
http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20101214-252703.html

18. Israel antiquities chief: Caeserea storm damage a ‘national disaster':
http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/israel-antiquities-chief-caeserea-storm-damage-a-national-disaster-1.330789
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3998013,00.html
http://www.theage.com.au/world/storm-batters-antiquities-20101216-18zk0.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/8204323/Ruins-of-Caesarea-in-danger-of-falling-into-the-sea.html

19. Artifacts from Blackbeard’s ship on display in NC [North Carolina]:
http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/12/15/862823/blackbeards-ship-yields-more-pieces.html
http://www.reflector.com/news/shiprsquos-history-continues-surface-215548
http://www.wcti12.com/news/26135431/detail.html
http://www2.wnct.com/news/2010/dec/14/artifacts-blackbeards-ship-display-nc-ar-616544/

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Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde