Monday, August 19, 2013

Please, find below this week’s nautical news—some interesting items. Special thanks to Chelsea Colwell-Pasch for compiling this week’s news and to George Bass, Jonathan Benjamin, Celeste Jordan, Mark Polzer, Miranda Richardson, Della Scott-Ireton, and Dave Meadows’ Explorator team for sending in news items.

1)                  From Belle to bust: an 1880 shipwreck.

2)                  Welsh shipwreck doc heads to Oz.

3)                  Search for shipwrecks after medieval coins found in Wessel Islands leads to rock art, possible wreckage.

4)                  Great Barrier Reef continues to reveal its hidden heritage.

5)                  The hunt for Dampier’s ancient artifacts.

6)                  3D mapping technology to locate sunken vessels.

7)                  Bone-eating worm bonus for shipwreck hunters.

8)                 Historic Antarctic shipwrecks may be intact.

9)                  Archaeological report on Maanthai comes after 29 years.

10)              Humans in Cuba 10,000 years ago?

11)               Discovery of 19th century document sheds light on the unearthing of astrolabe reportedly used by Samuel de Champlain.

12)               Dread Pirate Blackbeard’s wreck is coming up.

13)               Colonial shipwrecks of Colombia: mapping the Tortuga wreck site and surveying the reef.

14)               Dive into underwater tourism, Nipigon mayor says.

15)               A Frenchman on the rocks.

16)               Swept away by serenity on Outer Banks.

17)               Group hopes to pinpoint galleon wrecked off of Oregon coast in 1700s.

18)              Public input sought on Florida comprehensive historical preservation plan.

19)               Red Bay celebrates designation; Basque Festival takes place.

20)              Excavation underway of largest find of Yup’ik artifacts.

21)               Jules-Verne 9 ship reconstruction.

22)              Preserved food found in jars on 2000-year-old shipwreck.

23)              Early ships and boats

24)              Underwater wrecks are ‘window on our history’.

25)              Delaware researchers aid Aegean Sea exploration with underwater robot.

26)             Crannogs – timber and stone riddles wrapped in water.

27)              Ancient ship to set sail again to Egypt.

Commercial Salvage:
28)              Investors, why there’s still old-fashioned treasure out there.

29)              Hunt for sunken warship bearing £150m of silver gave me insight into dad’s life, says Scot helping search.


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