Monday, November 25, 2013

Two weeks of nautical news. Special thanks to Chelsea Colwell-Pasch for compiling the news and to Peter Bell, Toni Carrell, Leigh Gilchrist, Valerie Grussing, Denise Kuijlaars, Susan Langley, Toni Massey, Anya Murphy, Paul Johnston, Thijs Maarleveld, Victor Mastone, Jane Mitchell, Della Scott-Ireton, Shirley Strachan, Ulrica Söderlind, David Steinberg, Andrew Wilkinson, and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.

1) AIMA now has a Facebook page!
https://www.facebook.com/AIMAunderwater

2) Shipwreck search underway off Queensland coast [Australia].
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/shipwreck-search-underway-off-queensland-coast/5109982

3) Divers pay tribute to HMAS Goorangai: tragic guardian of the bay [Australia].
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/divers-pay-tribute-to-hmas-goorangai-tragic-guardian-of-the-bay-20131120-2xujl.html#ixzz2lYGnWQ8X

4) Historians attempt to find WWI’s first shot deep in Australian waters.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-11/the-mystery-of-the-first-bullet-fired-in-world-war-i/5083444

5) The mysterious sunken ruins of Nan Madol [Micronesia].
http://www.weather.com/travel/mysterious-sunken-ruins-nan-madol-photos-20131118

6) Nazi U-boat wreckage discovered off coast of Indonesia complete with skeletons of lost crew.
http://io9.com/indonesian-archaeologists-find-sunken-nazi-sub-with-17-1469664295
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/nazi-u-boat-wreckage-discovered-coast-2839352#ixzz2lXyHuar4
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1543-131121-indonesia-u-boat-world-war-ii

7) Government mulls making shipwreck sites off limits [Borneo].
http://www.theborneopost.com/2013/11/19/government-mulls-making-shipwreck-sites-off-limits/

8) Underwater excavation planned [Bahrain].
http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=365501

9) First Africa regional meeting on Underwater Cultural Heritage held in Nigeria.
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/underwater-cultural-heritage/dynamic-content-single-view/news/first_africa_regional_meeting_on_underwater_cultural_heritage_held_in_nigeria/#.UpG-l8Rmim4

10) The Oranjemund shipwreck [Namibia].
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-neill/the-oranjemund-shipwreck_b_4304227.html

11) Slave ship still eludes dogged scientists [South Africa].
http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/slave-ship-still-eludes-dogged-scientists-1.1606990#.UosZW8RmjTo

12) Dickson makes case for protection of underwater cultural heritage [Nigeria].
http://worldstagegroup.com/index.php?active=news&newscid=11992&catid=2

13) A fine line: a non-artist’s perspective of archaeological drawing.
http://travelsthroughwater.com/2013/11/14/a-fine-line-a-non-artists-perspective-of-archaeological-drawing/

14) Treasures from sunken HMS Investigator offer glimpse into past [Canada].
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/treasures-from-a-cold-and-watery-grave/article15501786/

15) Huge bunker clean-up operation off Canada coast.
http://shipandbunker.com/news/am/373343-huge-bunker-cleanup-operation-off-canada-coast

16) Great Lakes have sunk 6,000 different ships.
http://www.tctimes.com/living/features/great-lakes-have-sunk-different-ships/article_b3a9712e-5163-11e3-94ac-001a4bcf887a.html

17) Piece of Civil War shipwreck retrieved from Savannah River [US].
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/Piece-of-Civil-War-Shipwreck-Retrieved-from-Savannah-River-2013-11-14/
http://archaeology.org/news/1519-131114-georgia-ironclad-civil-war
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/13/us/georgia-civil-war-ironclad-ship/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

18) Print your own Revolutionary War boat, in 3-D.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/11/13/245053489/print-your-own-revolutionary-war-boat-in-3-d

19) NOAA final tribal consultation handbook.
http://www.legislative.noaa.gov/tribalrelations.html
http://www.legislative.noaa.gov/policybriefs/NOAA%20Tribal%20consultation%20handbook%20111213.pdf

20) U-Boat wreck off Rhode Island coast a dark reminder of WWII.
http://www.boston.com/news/local/rhode-island/2013/11/03/boat-wreck-off-coast-dark-reminder-wwii/qVu3voONOCOiWg15CSGYqK/story.html

21) Archaeologists recover artifacts from Gulf of Mexico shipwreck.
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Archaeologists-Recover-Artifacts-from-Gulf-of-Mexico-Shipwreck-232261091.html
http://www.news-journal.com/news/state/archaeologists-recover-artifacts-from-shipwreck-in-gulf-of-mexico/article_03053463-4068-5c5b-91b0-bd08d14faf76.html

22) Salisbury shipwreck site to be marked [US].
http://www.newburyportnews.com/local/x90309073/Salisbury-shipwreck-site-to-be-marked

23) Galveston audience sees first composite photos of two historic shipwrecks [US].
http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/bayarea/article/Galveston-audience-sees-first-composite-photos-of-4985825.php?cmpid=hpts

24) White Hurricane remembered as deadliest storm in Great Lakes history.
http://www.upnorthlive.com/news/story.aspx?id=971639#.UosdacRmjTo

25) OpenROV wants to get to bottom of underwater mystery [US].
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/11/23/openrov-wants-to-get-to-the-bottom-of-underwater-mystery/3676207/

26) Fox River shipwreck removal starts [US].
http://www.fox11online.com/news/local/green-bay/fox-river-shipwreck-removal-to-start

27) Lake Michigan shipwreck preservation: Romance! History! Bad Luck!
http://www.nwitimes.com/niche/shore/environment/lake-michigan-shipwreck-preservation-romance-history-bad-luck/article_d2126eb3-b441-554f-a5b4-9bea03a7dddc.html

28) How to: discover a shipwreck on northern Michigan shorelines [US].
http://www.mynorth.com/My-North/November-2013/How-To-Disover-A-Shipwreck-On-Northern-Michigan-Shorelines/

29) Port Royal: fortified heritage [Jamaica].
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20131124/arts/arts1.html

30) 5,000-year-old wooden boat used by the pharaohs is discovered by French archaeologists.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2178839/5-000-year-old-wooden-boat-used-pharaohs-discovered-French-archaeologists.html

31) The truth about the Greenwich pensioners: new source shines light on sailors’ lives [UK].
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131112123739.htm

32) Fierce storms uncover mystery shipwreck at Bamburgh Castle [UK].
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/442473/Fierce-storms-uncover-mystery-shipwreck-at-Bamburgh-Castle
http://tyneandwear.sky.com/news/video/88948/mystery-shipwreck-is-uncovered-by-fierce-storm-at-bamburgh-castle

33) Treasure trove of artefacts recovered from the site of the first ever ancient naval battle to be discovered.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2488336/Treasure-trove-artefacts-recovered-site-ancient-naval-battle-discovered.html#ixzz2l4kMFOJg
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/11/2013/ancient-naval-battle-rises-above-the-waves

34) Vaulted corridors discovered at Turkey’s metropolis.
http://archaeology.org/news/1523-131115-turkey-metropolis-corridors

35) El Hanieh ancient anchorage.
http://www.ancientportsantiques.com/ports/el-hanieh-ancient-anchorage/

36) Underwater exploration [Grenada].
http://canadaam.ctvnews.ca/lost-beneath-the-ice-book-sheds-new-light-on-hms-investigator-1.1548068

37) Dubrovnik welcomes exhibit of Piri Reis due to 500th year [Turkey].
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/dubrovnik-welcomes-exhibit-of-piri-reis-due-to-500th-year.aspx?pageID=238&nID=58111&NewsCatID=385

38) The documentation of reproducing the Vasa bronze cannon.
http://www.vasamuseet.se/en/The-Ship/Creating-the-Cannon/Tom-Ward/Bronze-Cannon-Mold/

39) Underwater explorer announces French confirmation of shipwreck.
http://www.petoskeynews.com/charlevoix/featured-cvx/underwater-explorer-announces-french-confirmation-of-shipwreck/article_91229390-54c1-11e3-8db7-001a4bcf6878.html

40) Ships saved Allied lives [Greece].
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1924846/ships-saved-allied-lives/

41) Mega-cruise ships looming over historic harbors spark debate.
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/22/21578961-mega-cruise-ships-looming-over-historic-harbors-spark-debate?lite

42) Studies provide no certainty in shipwreck search.
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/11/24/us/ap-us-griffin-shipwreck.html?emc=eta1&_r=0

43) Blackbeard’s cannons among pirate booty raised by US archaeologists on treasure hunt
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-31/pirate-blackbeard-booty-archeologists-queen-anne-revenge/5059478

44) Palestine & UNESCO: The national duty to protect cultural heritage.
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=650286
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=647681

45) Treasure hunters, GME, seek funds for deep water salvage.
http://seadiscovery.com/mtStories.aspx?ShowStory=110347

46) Costa Concordia wreck: British man arrested.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/british-man-held-for-illegal-diving-on-concordia-wreck-8931605.html

47) ‘Gold makes people crazy:’ modern treasure hunters risk lives and fortunes in obsessive search for sunken riches.
http://business.financialpost.com/2013/11/16/gold-makes-people-crazy-modern-treasure-hunters-risk-lives-and-fortunes-in-obsessive-search-for-sunken-riches/

48) Shipwreck photograph archive sells for £122,500 in Sotheby’s auction.
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/521644/20131112/gibsons-scilly-shipwreck-photographs-sold-auction-sotheby.htm

49) Analysis: gold price fall fails to dull bullion’s allure for treasure hunters.
http://www.iol.co.za/business/international/analysis-gold-price-fall-fails-to-dull-bullion-s-allure-for-treasure-hunters-1.1607406#.Uosc4sRmjTo

50) Mexican fisherman who lost treasure faces eviction.
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/nov/17/lt-mexico-fishermans-treasure/

51) Titanic amount of treasure still undiscovered off South Florida.
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fl-treasure-hunting-20131124,0,576122.story

52) Buried treasure: shrimp boat find is latest in long history of Northeast Florida shipwreck discoveries [US].
http://jacksonville.com/community/shorelines/2013-11-18/story/buried-treasure-shrimp-boat-find-latest-long-history-northeast#ixzz2lYBopguF

53) Shipwreck wine draws buyers at auction [UK].
http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2013/11/shipwreck-wine-draws-buyers-at-auction/

54) Thirty seven million dollars in silver found in World War II ship [UK].
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/362637#ixzz2lYD7u330

55) Sea hunter’s claims challenged [US].
http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article/262932/314/Sea-hunters-claims-challenged

56) Monty Halls on the dangerous dives he undertook to try and solve the world’s most baffling underwater mysteries for a new TV series.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2507335/Monty-Halls-dangerous-dives-undertook-new-TV-series.html#ixzz2l4nH9Bcj

57) A short seller calls for-profit treasure hunter a sinking ship.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-11-04/short-seller-calls-treasure-hunter-odyssey-marines-stock-worth-zero
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Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology
Deputy Director, Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC)
President Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology (AIMA)
Department of Archaeology | Flinders University