Modern Shipwrecks: SS Marine Electric

Contemporary Shipwrecks Series "The value we place on things archaeologically often relates to the story of human society, changes that they helped instigate or their part in an important story from our past." University of Southampton Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds.  Typically, under federal standards provided from the National Register of Historic Places, a historic archaeological site … Continue reading Modern Shipwrecks: SS Marine Electric

Museum Ships Series II: The Raising of the Gunboat Spitfire

  Introduction As stated at the end of the previous chapter of the Museum Ship's Series, this blog was going to be about the former Wisconsin museum ship Alvin Clark. Once again in an attempt to be timelier, this blog will be discussing a current attempt being planned to raise a shipwreck to be put on display … Continue reading Museum Ships Series II: The Raising of the Gunboat Spitfire

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

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