Monday, February 13, 2012

Three weeks worth of nautical news. Special thanks to Bob Concrich, Valerie Gussing, Susan Langley, Victor Mastone, Cassandra Morris, Mark Polzer, Tim Smith, and Adam Wolfe for sending in new items.

1. The Adelaide connection to the “Titanic” disaster [great work by Emily Jateff]:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-10/the-adelaide-connection-to-the-titanic-disaster/3824332

2. “AE1″ Incorporated: The search for Australia’s WW1 submarine “AE1″ in PNG [Interview with Tim Smith]:
http://video.au.msn.com/watch/video/lost-wwi-submarine/x7nas8s

3. Race to solve the “AE1″ mystery:
http://www.smh.com.au/national/race-to-solve-the-ae1-mystery-20120128-1qmy7.html

4. Student takes award for revealing submerged city’s secrets [Center for Filed Robotics, Sydney Uni u/w camera system]:
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/student-takes-award-for-revealing-submerged-citys-secrets-20120209-1rx8d.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-images-life-submerged-city.html
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/national/national/general/student-takes-award-for-revealing-submerged-citys-secrets/2450647.aspx

5. Undersea documentarian Mike deGruy dies in crash:
http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/entertainment-movies/20120205/US.Obit.deGruy/?cid=hero_media

6. See what they are up to in Saipan:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/120863607992582/250987878313487/#!/media/set/?set=a.252762681467960.88045.106606389416924&type=3

7. Lifting the “Cutty Sark” into place:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16842625

8. Underwater archaeology: Hunt for the ancient mariner:
http://www.nature.com/news/underwater-archaeology-hunt-for-the-ancient-mariner-1.9880

9. Lost Nantucket boat washes ashore in Spain:
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120126/NEWS/201260338

10. Anthropology offers new focus:
http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/anthropology-offers-new-focus.html

11. More than 7,500-year-old fish traps found in Russia:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-year-old-fish-russia.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-01/ccsd-mt7012412.php

12. Are shipwrecks romantic or cheesy?
http://articles.boston.com/2012-01-29/ideas/30673029_1_lifeboat-captain-birkenhead-drill

13. Kenya: First underwater museum:

http://allafrica.com/stories/201202030003

14. Seaport Museum sets sail, again:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/arts/design/south-street-seaport-museum-reopens-after-a-makeover.html

15. Mass grave belonged to Viking mercenaries:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9035958/Mass-grave-belonged-to-Viking-mercenaries.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-16708401
http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-viking-mass-grave-linked-elite.html
http://scienceblog.com/51992/viking-apocalypse-linked-to-elite-killers-of-the-medieval-world/

16. Vikings in Shetland – in pictures:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/gallery/2012/feb/01/vikings-shetland-pictures

17. Evidence suggests Vikings grew grain in south Greenland:
http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2012/01/28/evidence-suggests-vikings-grew-grain-in-south-greenland/

18. Sediments from the Enol lake reveal more than 13,500 years of environmental history [Spain]:
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-02/f-sf-sft020312.php

19. Underwater Archaeology in Ibiza:
http://www.ibiza-spotlight.com/news/2012/underwater_archaeology_i.htm

20. [More on “Hunley”] Pictures: Civil war sub finally revealed:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/01/pictures/120131-hunley-civil-war-first-submarine-science-nation/

21. 140-year old shipwreck discovered on beach [Lake Michigan]:
http://www.upnorthlive.com/news/story.aspx?id=715186#.Ty5_p4E8euI

22. Researchers probe 200-year-old shipwreck off Rhode Island [USS “Revenge”?]:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9071959/USS-Revenge-Mystery-of-200-year-old-shipwreck-found-off-US-coast.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-probe-year-old-shipwreck-ri.html
http://www.stltoday.com/news/science/researchers-probe–year-old-shipwreck-off-ri/article_f5c17c46-8819-55e3-9a2c-1b0a32155bb5.html
http://www.sci-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=0220026MAKWE

23. Archaeologists go deep to uncover history [starring Bridget Buxton]:
http://www.marinelink.com/news/archaeologists-uncover342339.aspx

24. Shipwreck hunters stumble across mysterious find:
http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/28/world/europe/swedish-shipwreck-hunters/index.html?iref=obnetwork

25. Islands business – cover report: Underwater time bombs:
http://www.islandsbusiness.com/islands_business/index_dynamic/containerNameToReplace=MiddleMiddle/focusModuleID=20028/overideSkinName=issueArticle-full.tpl

26. ‘But is there rum in the shipwreck?': A chat with underwater archaeologist Fritz Hanselmann:
http://www.brobible.com/bronews/story/fritz-hanselmann-rum-captain-morgan-shipwreck

27. U.S. court backs Spain over $500M sea treasure:
http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/01/world/europe/spain-u-s–treasure-dispute/index.html?iref=storysearch
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/01/treasure-trove-galleon-returned-spain

28. High court rejects stay in Spanish treasure case:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/national/020921-Shipwreck-Treasure

29. HMS “Victory” ‘set to be recovered’ from seabed:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16671444
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/lebanon/9046344/Explorers-raise-hope-of-Nelson-treasure-trove-on-Victorian-shipwreck.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jan/22/first-hms-victory-raise-us
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/888110-hms-victory-to-be-raised-from-the-sea-more-than-250-years-after-it-sank
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-24029874-hms-victory-to-be-raised-from-sea.do
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-16686628

30. Hazel Grove club divers show wartime relic from the deep [salvage]:
http://menmedia.co.uk/stockportexpress/news/s/1471886_hazel-grove-club-divers-show-wartime-relic-from-the-dee

31. A Gulf shipwreck will next month yield its cache of Siamese ivory. What else waits to be found? [commercial salvage]:
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/life/The-story-beneath-the-sea-30175649.html

32. Deal may yield world’s richest shipwreck trove:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/02/science/wreck-of-british-ship-victory-may-yield-richest-trove.html?_r=4&scp=2&sq=odyssey+exploration&st=nyt

33. Archaeologist discovers two sunken World War freighters containing bullion worth £162million [commercial salvage]:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2095042/Archaeologist-discovers-sunken-WWI-fighters-containing-bullion-worth-160MILLION.html

34. Treasure hunter claims $3bn WWII-era find off US coast [commercial salvage]:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16847737
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/treasure-hunter-found-3b-wwii-wreck-15492081#.TyqMhJam9BY.email
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/weird/NATL-Treasure-Hunter-Claims-Hes-Found-3B-Shipwreck–138554474.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2095042/Archaeologist-discovers-sunken-WWI-fighters-containing-bullion-worth-160MILLION.html

35. Correction: Ship of Platinum story [commercial salvage]:
http://home.mytelus.com/telusen/portal/NewsChannel.aspx?CatID=World&ArticleID=news/capfeed/world/16694936.xml

36. The Capt. M Hatcher collection of sunken cargo [commercial salvage]:
http://auctions.lawsons.com.au/asp/searchresults.asp?pg=1&ps=100&st=D&sale_no=7862A++p

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