Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thanks to John Broadwater, Susan Langly, and Adam Wolfe for sending news items.

1. Canadian team finds 19th Century HMS “Investigator” wreck:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-10793639
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/canada/7917134/Sir-John-Franklin-search-ship-found.html
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/canada/Investigator+belongs+Ottawa/3339354/story.html
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/07/30/investigator-wreck-ready-for-its-close-up/
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/finding-doomed-rescue-ship-just-one-piece-of-the-franklin-puzzle/article1654528/
http://www.canadaeast.com/news/article/1153294
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/hms-investigator-is-familiar-weckage/article1655178/

2. Un tesoro de marfil bajo el mar [Bajo de la Campana project in Spain]:
http://www.laopiniondemurcia.es/cultura-sociedad/2010/07/29/tesoro-marfil-mar/261093.html

3. Chinese search for Ming shipwreck off Kenyan coast:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-10761840
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/25/kenya-china
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-10767321
http://www.smh.com.au/world/searching-the-seas-for-proof-of-chinas-far-horizons-20100728-10w22.html

4. Continued Afro-Chinese history manipulation:
http://scienceblogs.com/aardvarchaeology/2010/07/continued_afro-chinese_history.php

5. Call for funds to house Guernsey’s Roman wreck Asterix:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-10759400

6. Search for the USS “Scorpion”:
http://www.scorpionarchaeology.blogspot.com/

7. Workmen may have accidentally cut World Trade Center boat in half:
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-new-york-ship-20100729,0,4278324.story?track=rss
http://www.dnainfo.com/20100729/financial-district-battery-park-city/workmen-may-have-accidentally-cut-world-trade-center-boat-half
http://www.dnainfo.com/20100726/financial-district-battery-park-city/world-trade-center-boat-sails-into-posterity-piece-by-piece

8. A brigantine beneath Washington Street:
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/29/a-brigantine-beneath-washington-street/?partner=rss&emc=rss

9. Maryland lab to conserve World Trade Center ship remains:
http://somd.com/news/headlines/2010/12199.shtml
http://www.dnainfo.com/20100730/downtown/18th-century-world-trade-center-boat-sets-sail-for-maryland
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2010-07-29/news/bs-md-new-york-ship-20100729_1_conserve-timbers-jefferson-patterson-park-museum

10. Scientists hope to ‘virtually’ raise the “Titanic”:
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2010/07/titantic-expedition-archeology-2010/1
http://news.discovery.com/tech/explorers-to-create-3d-map-of-titanic.html
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/premier-exhibitions-schedules-investor-teleconference-to-discuss-2010-expedition-to-titanic-wreck-site-2010-07-27?reflink=MW_news_stmp
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100727/ap_on_re_us/us_titanic_expedition

11. Sonar scanners find ancient wrecks off Italian Coast:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=39489

12. Smithsonian and Singapore organize world tour of Tang shipwreck treasure:
http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_558350.html
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/breaking/smithsonian-singapore-to-tour-shipwreck-treasures-99338689.html
http://www.cnngo.com/singapore/play/displaying-tang-dynasty-treasures-ninth-century-shipwreck-786465
http://wwwasiatraveltips.com/news10/277-TangShipwreck.shtml
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/breaking/smithsonian-singapore-to-tour-shipwreck-treasures-99338689.html

13. Mystery R.I. shipwreck spawns theories:
http://www.projo.com/news/content/SHIPWRECK_FOLO_07-30-10_9DJB8VO_v33.21cb1e1.html

14. Hero cats received medals for bravery in World War Two [yes, this is shipwreck related...sort of]:
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/6389183-hero-cats-received-medals-for-bravery-in-world-war-two#?=&cb=f23fc037ea244bc&relation=parent.parent&transport=fragment&type=resize&height=26

15. Underwater Cultural Heritage & UNESCO in New Orleans:
http://shipwreck.net/pdf/OMEPapers13-UNESCO.pdf

16. Shipwreck hunters take on project to find plane wreckage [commercial salvage]:
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=1&article_id=117733#axzz0vMmkplqD

17. Treasure hunters won in court to harvest Spanish wealth [commercial salvage]:
http://www.theledger.com/article/20100731/NEWS/7315010/1374?Title=Treasure-Hunters-Won-in-Court-to-Harvest-Spanish-Wealth

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Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde