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Monday, October 31, 2011

Maritime News-October

Divers examine HMS Sirius
Recording the HMS Sirius. Photo by Western Australian Museum
HMS Sirius added to World Heritage list

Wreck discovered from a Mongol invasion fleet from 1281 CE, ships knows as "Kamikaze"

Another cannon recovered from the Queen Anne's Revenge  (kuddos to NCDCR for keeping this project alive during tough economic times). This season marks a new collaboration between the ECU Maritime Studies Program and NCDCR with several students becoming involved in excavation and conservation of the QAR (following in the footsteps of LK Schnitzer, ECU Maritime Studies Student, who has been an intern on the QAR project since August 2010). Nice commentary and guiding of the cannon, Josh Marano! Students also found artifacts during dredging (way to go Laurel Seaborn and Rob Minford!).

RMS Lusitania artifacts undergoing study: preliminary assesment by Dr. Ian Panter

Commencing Maritime Archaeology in the Gulf of Oman

"Maritime Memories" exhibit on display at the Lyme Regis Museum (United Kingdom) includes two lerret boats

Picton Maritime and Heritage Museum (New Zealand) plans to add a wing for Maritime Whaling Heritage

Grants awarded to Mystic Seaport

Maritime Museum in Vittiriosa, Malta gives students a "Culture Card"

National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam opens after renovation


Treatment of Shipwrecks: Several old ethical debates summarized (treasure hunting vs. maritime archaeologists, in situ vs. recovery)

Maritime border dispute between Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait

Cherry Point, Washington shipping terminal preparing to export large amounts of coal, problems due to illegal logging


Qingdao leads the nation in marine developments

Qingdao, China becoming a leading industrial port in the world, a center for marine research

Seattle Viaduct (dubbed Viadoom during construction) reopened

Continental Maritime of San Diego recognized for shipyard safety

Acre, Israel: Making Port-Town Archaeology Accessible to Public

Hundreds visit Cape May Lighthouse, New Jersey

Dr. Kathryn Bard presents on Punt: An Egyptian Harbor


Artwork of Deryck Foster features Bermuda Maritime Heritage

"Search for Jefferson Davis" shown at Orlando Film Festival on October 23, 2011, re: a Civil War Shipwreck discovered near St. Augustine, Florida

Songs Sung by Maritime Historian

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