Monday, March 19, 2012

Special thanks to Victor Mastone, Susan Langley, David Meadows, and Adam Wolfe for sending in news items.

1. Clipper ship “City of Adelaide” finds berth in Australia:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/mar/18/clipper-ship-city-of-adelaide-australia

2. Futureheads frontman records sea shanty in aid of historic clipper ship [City of Adelaide]:
http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/futureheads-frontman-records-sea-shanty-in-aid-of-historic-clipper-ship-1-4341191

3. Island a precious time capsule [Salisbury Island, Recherche Archipelago, Western Australia]:
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/13172311/island-a-precious-time-capsule/

4. Man overboard as hammock fall injures “Endeavour” crewman:
http://www.standard.net.au/news/local/news/general/man-overboard-as-hammock-fall-injures-endeavour-crewman/2488844.aspx

5. The bell of sunken Anglesey ship “Conargo” goes on show:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-17416465
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-17416304

6. New book: Secret Fleet—Fremantle’s secret submarine base exposed:
http://www.submarineinstitute.com/Launch-Secret-Fleets.html?fp=26

7. Last days to see the historic replica ship, the “Duyfken” [ANMM]:
http://www.sail-world.com/Australia/Last-days-to-see-the-historic-replica-ship,-the-Duyfken/94861

8. Artifacts looted from shipwreck [Philippines]:
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/160345/artifacts-looted-from-shipwreck

9, Norway tries to reclaim explorer Amundsen’s ship “Maud”:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17364684
http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-arctic-explorer-ship-norway.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-norway-arctic-explorer-amundsen-ship.html(pre)

10. Huge new “Titanic” museum comes to Belfast:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-17361059
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/17378482
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501843_162-57397247/belfast-wagers-on-titanics-unsinkable-appeal/
http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/14/10690061-take-a-look-inside-the-titanic-belfast-attraction
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501843_162-57397247/belfast-wagers-on-titanics-unsinkable-appeal/

11. Definite facts about sinking of RMS “Titanic” to be revealed on April 15:
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/313987/20120314/definite-facts-sinking-rms-titanic-revealed-april.htm

12. “Titanic” letter returning to Belfast:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-17346079
http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/local/titanic-letter-saved-for-city-1-3616895
http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Titanic-letter-is-on-its-way-back-to-Belfast-thanks-to-anonymous-donor-142444875.html
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/mystery-buyer-secures-titanic-letter-for-belfast-16130050.html

13. Glass from the past informs decisions for the future:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-glass-decisions-future.html

14. Battle of the ironclads tested their metal:
http://bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/03/11/battle-ironclads-tested-their-metal/VihgsK0inRZtezLzasPZxO/story.html

15. Mystery of the “Beeswax Wreck” in Nehalem Bay [Oregon]:
http://coastexplorermagazine.com/features/1577-mystery-of-the-nehalem-bay-beeswax-wreck-full-version

16. History of timber found on beach still a mystery [Navarre Beach, Florida]:
http://www.pnj.com/article/20120318/NEWS01/203180319/History-timber-found-beach-still-mystery-?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

17. Historic lifeboat Edward Birkbeck Norfolk trip home:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-17378512

18. Norfolk’s submerged treasures exposed by weather:
http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/what-s-on/days-out/norfolk_s_submerged_treasures_exposed_by_weather_1_1235263

19. Researcher says he knows site of 400-year-old Drakes Bay shipwreck and, maybe, its buried treasure:
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_20167593/researcher-says-he-knows-site-400-year-old

20. Cache of sunken coins returned to Spain:
http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Cache-of-sunken-coins-returned-to-Spain/26079

21. Peruvians feel robbed over Spain getting treasure:
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/03/13/3093651/peruvians-feel-robbed-over-spain.html#storylink=cpy

22. Anchor, cannon from Blackbeard’s shipwreck to be featured at QAR conservation lab open house:
http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/anchor-cannon-from-blackbeards-shipwreck-to-be-featured-at-qar-conservation-lab-open-house-131587.htm

23. All ShipWrecks by Lee Spencer [on "Hunley"]:
http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/Profile?oid=oid%3A4038844

24. Why scouring sea for sunken treasures is big business [sic]:
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/03/13/business/sunken-treasure-business/index.html
http://myfox8.com/2012/03/13/deep-sea-treasure-hunters-find-way-into-big-business/

25. Odyssey Marine Exploration reports fourth quarter and full year 2011 financial results [commercial salvage]:
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/odyssey-marine-exploration-reports-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2011-financial-results-2012-03-12

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