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Dreams of a Future Past: the Geddes Ocean Liner & Yacht

An Ambitious DesignThis blog post is another diversion from the typical fare of JaySea Archaeology blog. Outside of the blog posts that discuss maritime pseudoarchaeology, most of the ships covered in this blog represent physical ships that exist or at least existed at one point. Archaeology is inherently the study of the physical, the material, … Continue reading Dreams of a Future Past: the Geddes Ocean Liner & Yacht

Museum Ships Series VI: Lightship LV-84 (WAL-509)

Another Lost Lightship In previous researches into missing lightships like LV-95, I had encountered numerous stories of other sunk or missing lightships. As I had stated in other blog posts, compared to other historic ships, lightships had a comparatively unglamorous history. These vessels were built for a very specific purpose, to be sentinels at sea … Continue reading Museum Ships Series VI: Lightship LV-84 (WAL-509)

Shipwrecks and Meaning: The Loss of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald

The Edmund Fitzgerald as Contemporary Maritime Archaeology  As of this writing, it has been 44 years since the sinking of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald on 10 November 1975. In archaeological terms, the definition of a "Historic" archaeological site is a site that is at least 50 years old. This means that in 6 short years the wreck of the … Continue reading Shipwrecks and Meaning: The Loss of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald