Monday, February 28, 2011

Special thanks to Susan Langley and Victor Mastone for sending in news items.

1. The most amazing woman you’ve never heard of [Rose Marie de Freycinet]:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-j-gertz/the-most-amazing-woman-yo_b_825965.html

2. VOC collection handed over to Western Australia:
http://www.netherlands.org.au/News/Press_releases/2011/VOC_collection_handed_over_to_Western_Australia
http://www.museum.wa.gov.au/about/latest-news/priceless-dutch-shipwreck-collection-handed-wa-museum
http://www.museum.wa.gov.au/maritime-archaeology-db/ancods?page=1
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/8875434/sunken-treasures-surface-at-museum/
http://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx?ItemId=136614&
http://www.heritageaustralia.com.au/news.php?id=224

http://www.rijksoverheid.nl/nieuws/2011/02/22/voc-collectie-overgedragen-aan-west-australie.html
http://binnenland.nieuws.nl/630734/voc-collectie_overhandigd_aan_australie
http://www.nieuwsbank.nl/inp/2011/02/22/R215.htm
http://www.blikopnieuws.nl/bericht/125593/VOC-collectie_overgedragen_aan_West-Australi%C3%AB.html
http://www.nu.nl/binnenland/2453154/objecten-voc-schepen-west-australie.html

http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=496991187311&set=a.392493352311.178790.219433642311&comments

3. Dive into a Danish tale of seafarers and dreamers:
http://www.npr.org/2011/02/23/133964690/dive-into-a-danish-tale-of-seafarers-and-dreamers?sc=fb&cc=fp

4. Sunken surprises in Dutch Flevoland:
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/02/23/netherlands.flevoland/

5. Heritage crime crackdown follows illegal wreck dive:
http://www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/news/Heritage-crime-crackdown-follows-illegal-wreck-dive/article-3253927-detail/article.html

6. World’s biggest sunken ship museum to establish in Turkey:
http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=69933

7. Ancient cities sprung from marshes, researcher finds:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-ancient-cities-sprung-marshes.html
http://sc.edu/news/newsarticle.php?nid=1586
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0_0xwB6Wt8

8. “Cyprus: Crossroads of civilizations”:
http://www.isria.com/pages/21_February_2011_198.php

9. Ancient hobby of sea glass collecting makes a comeback:
http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/art_life/display.htm?StoryID=116942

10. Bruneians go underwater to unfurl national flag:
http://www.brudirect.com/index.php/2011022340809/Third-Stories/bruneians-go-underwater-to-unfurl-national-flag.html

11. Rust in peace: Stunning shipwrecks captured on camera around the world
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1357195/Amazing-shipwrecks-sea-bed-intrepid-British-photographer.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

12. SFU scientist to solve Amelia Earhart mystery?
http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/116700849.html

13. Well-preserved ship remnants found in Outer Banks:
http://hamptonroads.com/2011/02/wellpreserved-ship-remnants-found-outer-banks

14. Journey of North Carolina’s oldest shipwreck:
http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/corolla-shipwreck-journey-110218-1134/

15. Historic shipwreck discovered amid contaminated harbor sediment:
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110218/NEWS/102180311

16, Shipwreck ballast uncovered in Wellfleet, Cape Cod:
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-556072?ref=feeds%2Foncnn

17. NCF raises alarm on Lekki Beach shipwreck:
http://thenationonlineng.net/web3/business/building-properties/27985.html

18. Piece of 18th century Bartlet Wharf headed to Maryland for conservation:
http://www.newburyportnews.com/local/x1348432242/Piece-of-18th-century-Bartlet-Wharf-heads-to-Maryland-for-conservation

19. Civil War-era fortress now home to the State University of New York maritime college:
http://www.maritimeprofessional.com/Blogs/Maritime-Musings/February-2011/Fort-Schuyler.aspx

20. Under the Gowanus canal, flushing out the stench:
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/23/under-the-gowanus-canal-flushing-out-the-stench/

21. “Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds” Opens in Singapore [commercial salvage]:
http://www.marinelink.com/news/shipwrecked-treasures337223.aspx
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A_e34OMacU

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Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde
Department of Maritime Archaeology | Shipwreck Galleries | Western Australian Museum