Thursday, July 14, 2011

Special thanks to Susan Langley and John Naumann for sending in news items.

1. Uncovering underwater history [Interview with Flinders University PhD student Deb Shefi]:
http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2011/07/13/3268203.htm?site=adelaide

2. Bajo de la Campana project blog:
http://inadiscover.com/blogs/campana-project/

3. Happy Valley Reservoir mystery:
http://hills-and-valley-messenger.whereilive.com.au/news/story/happy-valley-reservoir-mystery/

4. Berekovens discover 19th century shipwreck [Australian divers in Indonesia]:
http://www.bombalatimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/berekovens-discover-19th-century-shipwreck/2224758.aspx
http://blogs.abc.net.au/nsw/2011/07/150-year-old-preserved-fruit-from-shipwreck.html

5. The Wreck of the RMS “Empress” of Ireland Commemorated in Canada:
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/the-wreck-of-the-rms-empress-of-ireland-commemorated-in-canada

6. Still Searching for Franklin’s Ships:
http://canadaonline.about.com/b/2011/07/10/still-searching-for-franklins-ships.htm
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1022037–exploring-the-wreck-of-hms-investigator

7. Spitfire’s pilot was a fighter:
http://www.omaha.com/article/20110710/NEWS01/707109941

8. Couple goes high-tech to keep bay clean [little off topic]:
http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/local_news/east_bay/couple-goes-high-tech-to-keep-sea-clean

9. Shipwreck story: treasures in watery ruins:
http://www.wbez.org/frontandcenter/2011-07-08/shipwreck-story-treasures-watery-ruins-88893

10. Revolutionary era shipwreck cannons on display at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum:
http://www.pontevedrarecorder.com/125157474.html

11. Project Shiphunt Young Explorers discover two Lake Huron shipwrecks and document the journey in 3D:
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/project-shiphunt-young-explorers-discover-two-lake-huron-shipwrecks-and-document-the-journey-in-3d-125515473.html
http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2011/07/high_school_students_help_loca.html
http://www.wnem.com/story/15076781/arthur-hill-students-discover-two-shipwrecks

12. Blackbeard artifacts meet sounds of the N.C. symphony:
http://www.theapexherald.com/view/full_story/14615227/article-Blackbeard-artifacts-meet-sounds-of-the-N-C–Symphony?instance=home_news_lead

13. Black seaman’s heroics recalled in film about local shipwreck:
http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2011-07-07/black-seamans-heroics-recalled-film-about-local-shipwreck

14. Diving adventure leads to 1907 shipwreck:
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/diving-adventure-leads-to-1907-shipwreck-1.3015204

15. WWII shipwrecks could threaten U.S. coast: Fuel, cargo tanks corroding:
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-07-08/news/bs-md-shipwreck-oil-20110708_1_fuel-oil-fuel-bunkers-crude-oil

16. Aboard a submarine, exploring Lake Geneva’s own forgotten little “Titanic”:
http://www.worldcrunch.com/aboard-submarine-exploring-lake-genevas-own-forgotten-little-titanic/3413

17. Artifacts yield clues about steamboat captains’ lives:
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_746153.html

18. Bronze sculpture from 16th century found in Mexico:
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/entertainment/2011/07/12/bronze-sculpture-from-16th-century-found-in-mexico/

19. Stone Age relics may be hidden in Western Isles’ seas:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-14137259

20. Mass tourism threatening Venice lagoon, say ecologists:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-07-mass-tourism-threatening-venice-lagoon.html

21. Roman-era shipwreck reveals ancient medical secrets [in the news again, nothing new though]:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/8627715/Roman-era-shipwreck-reveals-ancient-medical-secrets.html
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10737289&ref=rss

22. Tsunamis buried ancient olympics site:
http://news.discovery.com/history/tsunami-olympics-buried-110712.html

23. Sully island back on market with new £95K price tag [including shipwreck]:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-14109160

24. James Cameron named National Geographic Society explorer:
http://www.malaya.com.ph/july08/ent4.html

25. Breathtaking treasure from “Atocha” shipwreck discovered [commercial salvage]:
http://www.artmediaagency.com/en/22147/breathtaking-treasure-discovered-in-atocha-shipwreck/

26. Witte Museum in San Antonio, TX to Host Odyssey’s SHIPWRECK! Exhibit  [commercial salvage]:
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/witte-museum-in-san-antonio-tx-to-host-odysseys-shipwreck-exhibit-2011-07-13?reflink=MW_news_stmp

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