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Current Issues Facing The World’s most (in)Famous Shipwreck: R.M.S. Titanic

Introduction The wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic aside from being the very first image that comes to mind when one considers the words "maritime archaeology" or "shipwreck" ; has always been a focal point of controversy since the ship sank April 14, 1912 and when it was first discovered September 1, of 1985.  Admittedly, reading the … Continue reading Current Issues Facing The World’s most (in)Famous Shipwreck: R.M.S. Titanic

Museum Ships Series I: The Falls of Clyde

Introduction To Museum Ships Series One of the reasons that I started this blog is that I wanted to discuss museum ships and the preservation issues inherent with them. Namely, I begun this writing venture with the desire to write a series of case studies on museum ships that have failed. When I was first … Continue reading Museum Ships Series I: The Falls of Clyde

The Shipwreck That Never Was: The “UX-791” and Great Lakes Maritime History

Introduction This post is a little late as its subject has since run its course on social media and has been discounted (or at least forgotten, hopefully). This post is regarding a fake news story that made waves on social media a year ago and its implications. In February 18, of 2016 came this headline: "USA: … Continue reading The Shipwreck That Never Was: The “UX-791” and Great Lakes Maritime History

The Shipwreck at Mystery Bay

Introduction What follows is a journal of the past two expeditions I took with fellow archaeologist James the past year searching for a hitherto unknown shipwreck located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. To protect the site and the possible shipwreck, I am going to keep the location vague and unknown hence the title "Mystery … Continue reading The Shipwreck at Mystery Bay

Halloween on the Great Lakes: The Ghost Ship S.S. Bannockburn

The S.S. Bannockburn underway Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, Bowling Green University. Introduction  How does a legend develop? Where do the stories come from? The story of the S.S. Bannockburn remains an infamous tale of great lakes history blending both historical fact and paranormal legend. It’s a story that has been told and retold … Continue reading Halloween on the Great Lakes: The Ghost Ship S.S. Bannockburn