Monday, October 28, 2013

Special thanks to Chelsea Colwell-Pasch for compiling this week’s news and to Peter Bell, Nicolas Bigourdan, David Cowen, Susan Langley, Jen McKinnon, Jane Mitchell, Mark Polzer, Bob Sheppard, Shirley Strachan, and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.

1)  Romance, scandal and maritime archaeology in Victoria.
http://flindersarchaeology.com/2013/10/20/romance-scandal-and-maritime-archaeology-in-victoria/

2)   Before the mast… before the boom
http://anmm.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/before-the-mast-before-the-boom/

3) The Late Bronze Age shipwreck off the islet of Modi (Poros) [Greece]
http://www.emmaf.org/index.php?mm=5&art_id=99

4)   Shark charmers and the pearl trade
http://middlesavagery.wordpress.com/2013/10/17/shark-charmers-and-the-pearl-trade/

5)  The glory of the high seas [Thailand]
http://www.bangkokpost.com/travel/travel-feature/376096/the-glory-of-the-high-seas

6)  New project aims to reveal archeology around Black Sea
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/new-project-aims-to-reveal-the-archeology-around-black-sea.aspx?pageID=238&nID=56511&NewsCatID=375

7)   Underwater surveys at Scapa Flow could lead to Historic Marine Protected Area [Scotland]
http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/war-and-conflict/world-war-two/art457038

8)  Iconic admiralty boat The Sanu dismantled in the Gannel, Newquay [UK]
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Iconic-admiralty-boat-Sanu-dismantled-Gannel/story-19969827-detail/story.html#ixzz2iufSOanO

9)  Decades-old shipwreck mystery solved [Canada]
http://www.vocm.com/newsarticle.asp?mn=2&id=39846&popular=1

http://www.thegeorgian.ca/News/Local/2013-10-21/article-3434781/New-answers-about-sunken-ships/1

10)  Port Hope shipwreck designated a historic site [Canada]
http://www.northumberlandnews.com/news-story/4174895-port-hope-shipwreck-designated-a-historic-site/

11)  Explorers find shipwreck of Canadian steamer that sank in Lake Ontario in 1916 [Canada]
http://home.mytelus.com/p/news/source/news_cp/category/world/article/25730332#.UnENpoerH0s.email

12)  American researchers visit Purton Hulks [USA]
http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/American-researchers-visit-Purton-Hulks/story-19965821-detail/story.html#axzz2iufqyBYC

13)  U.S. Navy’s first super carrier sold for a penny
http://www.marinelink.com/news/supercarrier-first-navys360157.aspx

14)  Shipwreck found sunken in Florida’s sand
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/blogs/gone-viral/os-shipwreck-found-florida-10222013,0,4448399.post

15)  Diving into the past [Thailand]
http://www.bangkokpost.com/lifestyle/interview/376098/diving-into-the-past

16)  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
http://www.marinelink.com/news/blackbeards-cannons360356.aspx
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/june-2013/article/big-catch-of-big-cannons-at-blackbeard-shipwreck-site

17)    3D technology enhances seabed exploration
http://www.maritimejournal.com/news101/marine-civils/diving-and-underwater-services/3d-technology-enhances-seabed-exploration

18)    Incredible collection of photographs charting more than a century of Cornish shipwrecks taken by members of the same family could fetch £150,000 at auction [commercial salvage]
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2470146/Gibson-familys-photos-chart-century-Cornish-shipwrecks.html#ixzz2iubgbiFB
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/26/shipwreck-photos_n_4159543.html
http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/fpfalmouth/10761574.Ghostly_Isles_of_Scilly_shipwreck_photographs_to_go_under_the_hammer_at_Sotheby_s__PICTURES/

19)  Shipwrecked booze to go on auction [commercial salvage]
http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2013/10/shipwrecked-booze-to-go-on-auction/

20)   Odyssey’s Gairsoppa silver monetization strategy results in $5.3 Million in incremental value [commercial salvage]
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/odysseys-gairsoppa-silver-monetization-strategy-130000489.html

21)  In too deep: warship wreck ‘bounty hunter’ under scrutiny from Britain’s marine watchdog [commercial salvage]
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/in-too-deep-warship-wreck-bounty-hunter-under-scrutiny-from-britains-marine-watchdog-8906374.html

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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