Monday, January 17, 2011

Special thanks to George Fisher and Susan Langley for sending in news items.

1. HMS “Victory” rotting and being pulled apart under its own weight:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/archaeology/8247770/HMS-Victory-rotting-and-being-pulled-apart-under-its-own-weight.html
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/newshome/Prime-Minister-urged-to-help.6687366.jp

2. First it was an iceberg, now it’s bacteria: Rust-eating species ‘will destroy wreck of “Titanic” within 20 years':
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1346446/Titanic-wreck-completely-destroyed-20-years-new-rust-eating-bacteria.html#ixzz1BCRzpgqE

3. UNESCO works to preserve nautical archaeology [interview with Barbara Egger]:
http://www.waterwideweb.org/unesco-works-to-preserve-nautical-archaeology.html#comments

4. Nautical archaeology threatened by trawlers[interview with Shelley Wachsmann]:
http://www.waterwideweb.org/nautical-archeology-threatened-by-trawlers.html

5. Excavating the ruins of Cleopatra:
http://www.waterwideweb.org/excavating-the-ruins-of-cleopatra.html

6. Two giant statues uncrated for ‘Cleopatra':
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110114/ENT/101150310/1177/Statues-arrive-for-Cleopatra-

7. Mesmerized by Okinawa’s dramatic underground caves:
http://www.cnngo.com/explorations/play/citypulse/underground-okinawa-380685

8. Civil War shipwreck’s iconic engine gets TLC [USS “Monitor”]:
http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/civil-war-shipwrecks-iconic-engine-gets-tlc

9. Whaling industry ships call every March with jobs for experienced seamen [18th century]:
http://www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/2011/01/15/whaling-industry-ships-call-every-march-with-jobs-for-experienced-seamen

10. Spanish treasure battle to be fought here:
http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/print-edition/2011/01/14/spanish-treasure-battle-to-be-fought.html

11. New map charts Chesapeake shipwrecks:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-01-16-shipwrecks_N.htm

12. Coast a ‘graveyard’ of lost ships:
http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20110111/DW01/101110301/-1/DW

13. Was this Blackbeard’s sword?
http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110114/us_yblog_thelookout/was-this-blackbeards-sword
http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/01/14/a-pirates-life-have-archaeologists-found-blackbeards-sword/
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/7898999-photos-blackbeards-queen-annes-revenge-yields-artifacts-clues-and-some-booty/content/70689686-found-on-blackbeard-s-pirate-ship

14. Divers discover historic shipwreck off New Englang coast [more on USS “Revenge”]:
http://www.norwichbulletin.com/mysource/colchesterbulletin/x1745235045/Colchester-diver-Discovery-may-be-linked-to-naval-hero
http://www.mgn.com/news/newsreleasedetails.cfm?id=7737&type=

15. On the hunt for pirate ‘treasure':
http://news.sympatico.ctv.ca/canada/on_the_hunt_for_pirate_treasure/082c8de8

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