Monday, June 6, 2011

Three week’s worth of nautical news. Now, hopefully back on schedule. Special thanks to Ross Anderson, Jessica Berry, Denise Kuijlaars, Susan Langley,  Ole Varmer, and Adam Wolfe for sending in news items.

1. 60 Minutes: “In Too Deep.” A tribute to Flinders University maritime archaeology student and cave diver Agnew Milowka:
http://video.au.msn.com/watch/video/in-too-deep/xik4ccn
http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/slideshow.aspx?sectionid=5566&subsectionid=7801714&sectionname=slideshow&subsectionname=cave

2. Claude Duthuit, who played a pioneering role in underwater archaeology and was a great benefactor to the field, passes away on 16 May 2011:
http://inadiscover.com/about/key_figures/claude_duthuit/
http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/ob! ituary.aspx?n=Claude-Duthuit&lc=1077&pid=151110954&mid=467 4971
http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/actualite/L_info_en_continu/Hainaut/2011/05/31/article_le-cateau-cambr-eacute-sis-le-petit-fils.shtml
http://www.nicematin.com/article/derniere-minute/claude-duthuit-le-petit-fils-dhenri-matisse-est-decede

3. Historic Shipwreck Profiles. New shipwreck flyer on USS “Peary” in Northern Territory:
http://www.nt.gov.au/nreta/heritage/maritime/shipwrecks/historic.html

4. New “Xantho” website:
http://museum.wa.gov.au/broadhurst/xantho-shipwreck

5. Killer subs in Pearl Harbour (SBS documentary):
http://www.sbs.com.au/documentary/program/killersubsinpearlharbour/index
http://www.sbs.com.au/documentary/program/killersubsinpearlharbour/about/synopsis

6. Rob Simpson is certain he knows where the fabled Mahogany ship is buried:
http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2011/05/19/3220977.htm

7. Looted plaque from sunken WWII destroyer off Okinawa returned:
http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/okinawa/looted-plaque-from-sunken-wwii-destroyer-off-okinawa-returned-1.144121

8. Sri Lanka – History of Diving:
http://sites.google.com/site/rexidesilva/sri-lanka—history-of-diving

9. Godawaya: an ancient port city (2nd Century CE.) and the recent discovery of the unknown wooden wreck:
http://www.archaeology.lk/maritime-archaeology/g odawaya-an-ancient-port-city-2nd-century-ce-and-the-recent-discovery-of-the-unknown-wooden-wreck/

10. Wreck diving in maritime archaeological sites in Basses Reef in Sri Lanka:
http://www.navy.lk/index.php?id=1212

11. China to build underwater cultural heritage protection bases in Xiamen:
http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/news19118.html

12. China: Salvage team dives into history:
http://www.cdeclips.com/en/nation/fullstory.html?id=65937
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-05/17/content_12524171.htm

13. Exhibition in New York: Along the Yangzi River: Regional Culture of the Bronze Age from Hunan:
http://www.chinainstitute.org/gallery/exhibitions/current-exhibition/

14. Risking one’s neck for better grog: Mutinies reveal tipping points for collective unrest:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-neck-grog-mutinies-reveal-unrest.html

15. “Titanic” turns 100:
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2011/20110531_rmstitanic.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-13599546
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-13603439
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-13605792
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/titanic-launched-100-years-ago-today/2011/05/31/AGKQcPFH_blog.html
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/world/the-titanic-launch-remembered-100-years-later-57015.html
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/05/should-belfast-be-proud-of-the-titanic/239674/
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/features/2011/0531/1224298134236.html
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/features/2011/0530/1224298052308.html
http://www.standard.net.au/news/local/news/general/titanic-the-greatest-ship-never-to-visit-port-fairy/2177397! .aspx

16. Video interview on “Titanic” and what it means to Belfast:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/northernireland/8547713/Titanic-launch-100th-anniversary-marked-by-Belfast-flare.html
http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Launch-of-the-Titanic-celebrated-100-years-on–122876489.html

17. “Titanic”: How can a disastrous ship be celebrated?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-13593391

18. Large-scale “Titanic” plan up for bids in UK:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/05/19/ap/europe/main20064293.shtml

19. NOAA and partners explore the hidden world of the maritime Maya:
http://www.noaanews.noaa.go! v/stories2011/20110518_maritimemaya.html

20. Another Blackbeard anchor retrieved from wreck:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13582537
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/11274
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/19/uk-usa-blackbeard-anchor-idUSLNE74I02A20110519
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&in t_new=47769
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8542939/Blackbeards-anchor-recovered-off-US-coast.html
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2011/05/27/18203931.html
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2011/05/real-pirates-actually-terrifying-new-discovery-reveals/38262/
http://news.! yahoo.com/s/ap/20110527/ap_on_re_us/us_blackbeard_s_ship
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-blackbeard-anchor-recovered-nc-coast.html
http://www.sacbee.com/2011/05/27/3658512/blackbeards-anchor-to-be-recovered.html
http://www.enctoday.com/news/county-74056-kfpress-queen-revenge.html
http://www.jdnews.com/news/-91438–.html
http://www2.wnct.com/news/2011/may/24/weather-delays-retrieval-nc-pirate-ship-anchor-ar-1061166/

21. Armed merchant’s ship explored in new BBC series [Swash Channel wreck]:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CgrT84Jjf4
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-13323372

22. Shipwrecked timbers brought to surface after 400 years:
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/features/9027635.Shipwrecked_timbers_brought_to_surface_after_400_years/

23. The arrival of the Swash Channel Wreck:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.133968860011010.33112.115911521816744

24. Captain Kidd’s gibbet hangs again on Thames shore:
http://www.thehistory blog.com/archives/11179#comments
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47494

25. In pictures: Pirates and the story of Captain Kidd:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-13409769

26. Capt. Kidd shipwreck site to be dedicated ‘Living Museum of the Sea':
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110505170733.htm

27. Review: “The Great Sea: A human history of the Mediterranean” by David Abulafia:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/8460696/The-Great-Sea-by-David-Abulafia-review.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/the-great-sea-a-human-history-of-the-mediterranean-by-david-abulafia-2279458.html

28. Roman ship had on-board fish tank:
http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110531/full/news.2011.335.html

29. More on Roman ship found at Ostia [more on]:
http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2011/04/more-on-roman-ship-found-at-ostia.html

30. Iraqi archaeologists to salvage threatened mounds in southern marshes:
http://www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=news%5C2011-05-27%5Ckurd.htm

31. Egypt to open Suez National Museum of Antiquities:
http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/439070

32. Istanbul exhibition: The Cylades and Western Anatolia During The 3rd Millennium BC:
http://muze.sabanciuniv.edu/exhibition/exhibition.php?lngE xhibitionID=110&bytLanguageID=2

33. A company and its people are obliterating the archaeological history of the ancient Port of Beirut:
http://phoenicia.org/obliterating_Phoenician_harbor.html

34. Early Bronze Age battle site found on German river bank:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13469861

35. Archaeologists find new Viking site in Temple Bar [indirectly related to seafaring]:
http://www.thejournal.ie/archaeologists-find-new-viking-site-in-temple-bar-131090-May2011/

36. Greenland cold snap linked to Viking disappearance:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110530/sc_nm/us_climate_gree! nland;_ylt=AmBYuHy1OfpEL6_.TkcjyvEhANEA;_ylu=X3oDMTJxdHFpdXViBGFzc2V0A 25tLzIwMTEwNTMwL3VzX2NsaW1hdGVfZ3JlZW5sYW5kBHBvcwM0BHNlYwN5bl9wYWdpbmF0ZV9zdW1tYXJ5X2xpc3QEc2xrA2dyZWVubGFuZGNvbA–

37. Decorated boulder in United States reveals links to Early Bronze Age Ireland:
http://www.irishcentral.com/news/-Decorated-boulder-in-United-States-reveals-links-to-Early-Bronze-Age-Ireland-122578164.html

38. 490 year old Spanish documents describe an Irish province in South Carolina:
http://www.examiner.com/architecture-design-in-national/490-year-old-spanish-documents-describe-an-irish-province-south-carolina

39. Viking longboat project, Waterford:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Viking-Longboat-Project-Waterford/151810381543164

40. Norwegian group seeks Amundsen’s ship from Canada:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2011/05 /25/norway-maud-amundsen-nunavut.html?sms_ss=facebook&at_xt=4ddd5a137ca69114%2C0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CgrT84Jjf4

41. Newly exposed artifacts to be recovered from the “Marie Celeste”:
http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20110513/NEWS07/705139933/-1/news06
http://bernews.com/2011/05/artifacts-to-be-recovered-mary-celestia-shipwreck/

42. Conquistador silver may not have sunk Spain’s currency [ships yes]:
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2011/05/conquistador-silver-may-not-have.html?ref=hp

43. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum announces leadership transition:
http://www.lcmm.org/museum_info/press_room/press_archive/2011/lcmm-leadership-transition-2011.html

44. Archeologists preserve ancient canoe: Pulled from Arbuckle Creek in December 2000:
http://www2.highlandstoday.com/content/2011/may/20/archeologists-preserve-ancient-canoe/

45. Workers building maritime park find old shipwreck:
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/05/21/2227675/workers-building-maritime-park.html

46. Thieves steal naval artifact [giant brass ring from the USS "Maine"]:
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_18070386?nclick_check=1

47. USS “Maine” port hole recovered by Schnitzer Steel:
http://www.examiner.com/military-history-in-san-jose/uss-maine-port-hole-recovered-by-schnitzer-steel

48. Shells show how children imitated parents:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110509091603.htm
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/shells-show-how-children-imitated-parents-110516.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-ucla-expert-chumash-indians-roughly.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-05/uoc–fue050611.php

49. Drifting apart: Amazing underwater photos that show the growing gap between two tectonic plates [off topic]:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1385589/The-growing-gap-Eurasia-North-American-tectonic-plates.html

50. Human arrival ‘wiped out’ Hawaii’s unique crabs:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13415890

51. Explorers tussle with Spain over treasure in court[" Mercedes" commercial salvage]:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/7579258.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/deep-sea-explorers-fight-with-spain-over-shipwreck-treasure-in-atlantas-federal-appeals-court/2011/05/24/AF16VJAH_story.html
http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2011/05/25/ongoing-treasure-battle-between-us-and-spain-back-in-court/
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/05/24/ap/national/main20065880.shtml
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10727884

52. ORRV discovers two shipwrecks in the Philippines [commercial salvage]:
http://www.marinelink.com/news/philippines-shipwrecks338308.aspx

53. ORRVDMS joint venture announces discovery of cluster of shipwrecks with cargo valued in excess of 2 billion dollars [commercial salvage]:
http://www.quote.com/news/story.action?id=PRN138p7168

54. Centuries-old gold and emerald ring discovered by divers Off Florida coast; ‘When You See It, You Just Know It':
http://www.underwatertimes.com/news.php?article_id=21035607419

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