Monday, October 7, 2013

Special thanks to Chelsea Colwell-Pasch for compiling this week’s news and to Britt Burton, Jose Luis Casaban, David Cowan, Susan Langley, Rachel Quick, Ulrica Söderlind, and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.

1)  Protector update
http://maritime.historysa.com.au/content/protector

2)   102-year-old ship became a floating forest
http://memolition.com/2013/07/07/102-year-old-ship-became-a-floating-forest-6-pictures/

3)  Archaeologists find signs of war of 1812 shipwreck
http://articles.courant.com/2013-09-30/news/hc-essex-shipwreck-0929-20130928_1_jerry-roberts-essex-raid-connecticut-river-museum

4)   Fort’s timbers brought back to NY for display
http://troyrecord.com/articles/2013/10/05/news/doc524fc7f636be7061925588.txt
http://www.timesargus.com/article/20131005/NEWS03/710059889
http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Old-fort-s-timbers-brought-back-for-display-4870394.php

5)  Cave divers attempt to explore dangerous blue hole
http://www.weather.com/sports-rec/santa-rosa-blue-hole-remains-unexplored-cave-divers-photos-20131002

6)   Dig that radio
http://www.splashpensacolabeach.com/news/2013-10-01/Fun_Feed/Dig_That_Radio.html

7)   Lake Superior shipwreck find Scotiadoc is Great Lakes’ deepest
http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_24251914/lake-superior-shipwreck-find-scotiadoc-is-great-lakes
http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/414319/group/homepage/

8)   Feds’ proposal for Great Lakes shipwreck sanctuary could inadvertently block commercial shipping
http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2013/10/feds_proposal_for_great_lakes.html

9)  Shipwreck site dedicated as state’s first underwater preserve
http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/duneland/chesterton/shipwreck-site-dedicated-as-state-s-first-underwater-preserve/article_def0577b-51ee-5b70-b933-0954bca25692.html

10)  Dunes shipwreck named nature preserve
http://posttrib.suntimes.com/news/porter/22847591-418/dunes-shipwreck-named-nature-preserve.html

11)   Erosion threatens Canada’s coastal sites
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1371-131007-canada-newfoundland-coast-erosion

12)    Iñupiat sod house excavated in Alaska
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1370-131007-alaska-inupiat-midden

13)     Historic tugboat sinks, spills fuel
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/Historic-Tugboat-Sinks-Spills-Fuel-2013-10-03/

14)   Shipwreck offers unique opportunity for study
http://www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk/news/local-news/shipwreck-offers-unique-opportunity-for-study-1-6119465

15)  The last flying pencil
http://www.archaeology.org/issues/103-1309/trenches/1155-english-channel-luftwaffe-dornier-recovered

16)  How to conserve three 16th century bronze breech blocks in plain English!
http://nauticalarch.org/blogs/finisterre/2013/10/04/how-to-conserve-three-16th-century-bronze-breech-blocks-in-plain-english/

17)  NAS 2013 Annual Conference – 2nd November 2013
http://www.nauticalarchaeologysociety.org/content/nas-2013-annual-conference-%E2%80%93-2nd-november-2013

18)  World’s oldest boatyard where prehistoric man built huge canoes 4,000 years ago discovered under area earmarked for new housing estate
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2441321/Monmouth-Worlds-oldest-boatyard-discovered-area-earmarked-housing-estate.html#ixzz2h6TFukLJ

19)    Robotic snakes slither their way into ancient archaeology
http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucedorminey/2013/09/30/robotic-snakes-sliver-their-way-into-ancient-archaeology/

20)  Ottoman-era cistern discovered in Istanbul
http://www.archaeology.org/news/1362-131003-istanbul-nuruosmaniye-cistern

21)           Spain nets $1 million in fees in sunken treasure case
http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/09/30/61613.htm

22)          Odyssey Marine Exploration official judgment of 25 September 2013 |http://legaltimes.typepad.com/files/odyssey.pdf

23)          Silver bullion from sunken WWII ship makes it to the Mint at last
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/sep/29/silver-bullion-sunken-wwii-ship-royal-mint
http://www.coinweek.com/treasure-2/impressive-silver-ingots-recovered-torpedoed-wwii-freighter-gairsoppa-now-available-monaco/

24)          Shipwreck treasure-recovery efforts could resume in 2014
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/10/05/shipwreck-treasure-recovery-efforts-could-resume-in-2014.html

25)          Court ruling allows lawsuit involving Ohio treasure hunter who found shipwreck to proceed
http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/0468fccdc5c0426bb1ef44daf6564f35/OH–Treasure-Dispute/#.UlOMtIZmim4

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Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology
Deputy Director, Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC)
Department of Archaeology | Flinders University