Royal Shipwreck From 1682 Is Found Off the Coast of England

The Gloucester, which was carrying a future king of England when it ran aground, was found 15 years ago. Its discovery was revealed this week.

#england, #james-stuart, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #royal-families, #shipwrecks-historic

The Wreck of an 1830s Whaler Offers a Glimpse of America’s Racial History

A shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico is identified and the mystery of its multiracial crew’s fate unraveled.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #black-people, #gulf-of-mexico, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #shipwrecks-historic, #whales-and-whaling

How Shackleton’s Endurance Was Found

“Gents, I want to introduce you to the Endurance.” More than a century after sinking in Antarctic waters, the legendary ship was found with just days to spare.

#antarctic-regions, #exploration-and-explorers, #shackleton-ernest, #shipwrecks-historic

A growing force in the climate movement: Moms

Activists are deploying the moral authority of mothers to push for climate action. Their protests must steer clear of nap time.

#air-pollution, #antarctic-regions, #children-and-childhood, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #redlining, #shackleton-ernest, #shipwrecks-historic, #women-and-girls

Shipwreck From 1891 is Found in Lake Superior

The Atlanta was carrying coal across Lake Superior when it sank in a storm in the 19th century. Its discovery has revived the story of the crew’s struggle to reach shore.

#duluth-minn, #great-lakes, #lake-superior, #lakes, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #michigan, #shipwrecks-historic, #sonar, #upper-peninsula-mich

Ernest Shackleton’s Ship Endurance, Lost in 1915, Is Found in Antarctica

Explorers and researchers, battling freezing temperatures, have located Endurance, Ernest Shackleton’s ship that sank in the Antarctic in 1915.

#antarctic-regions, #exploration-and-explorers, #shackleton-ernest, #shipwrecks-historic

Gold Ingots From 18th-Century Shipwreck Returned to France

The Chinese ingots, illegally harvested from a French frigate that sank while returning from Nanjing, were seized by U.S. investigators when they were put up for auction in California.

#antiques-roadshow-tv-program, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #auctions, #currency, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #homeland-security-department, #nanjing-china, #shipwrecks-historic

The Search Has Begun for an Antarctic Pioneer’s Lost Ship

Explorers have started combing the Weddell Sea for one of the most revered ships in the history of polar exploration, Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance, which sank in 1915.

#antarctic-regions, #exploration-and-explorers, #global-warming, #ice, #research, #shackleton-ernest, #shipwrecks-historic, #south-georgia-island, #weddell-sea

A Search Begins for Shackleton’s Endurance, the ‘Most Unreachable Wreck’

Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance was crushed by Antarctic ice in 1915. Now, a team of researchers is heading to the Weddell Sea where it went down.

#antarctic-regions, #exploration-and-explorers, #global-warming, #research, #shackleton-ernest, #shipwrecks-historic, #south-georgia-island, #weddell-sea

The Eerie, Lunar Nothingness of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast

The stretch of coastline in southwest Africa is a strange and beautiful reminder that, in the end, we are powerless against nature and time.

#deserts, #namibia, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #road-trips, #shipwrecks-historic, #travel-and-vacations

Last Known Slave Ship, Clotilda, Is Remarkably Well Preserved, Researchers Say

DNA may be extracted from the Clotilda, which was sunk in the Mobile River in Alabama in 1860 after it arrived from West Africa carrying 110 enslaved people, researchers said.

#africatown-ala, #alabama, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #clotilda, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #mobile-ala, #national-register-of-historic-places, #raines-ben-h, #research, #shipwrecks-historic, #slavery-historical

In Turkey, a Watery Grave Becomes a Park

Off the Gallipoli Peninsula, the remains of some two dozen British, French and Australian ships — World War I relics — are memorialized in an undersea park formed during the pandemic.

#canakkale-turkey, #gallipoli-turkey, #shipwrecks-historic, #travel-and-vacations, #turkey, #world-war-i-1914-18

The U.S.S. Johnston Sank in 1944. Divers Just Visited Its Wreckage.

The shipwreck, 21,000 feet underwater, was discovered in 2019. A team of explorers has now confirmed that it was the Navy destroyer that played a key role in helping General MacArthur retake the Philippines.

#naval-history-and-heritage-command, #philippine-sea, #shipwrecks-historic, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #world-war-ii-1939-45

George Bass, Archaeologist of the Ocean Floor, Dies at 88

He was called the father of underwater archaeology, finding treasures in shipwrecks around the world that illuminated ancient history.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #bass-george-f-1932-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #diving-and-divers, #oceans-and-seas, #shipwrecks-historic, #turkey, #university-of-pennsylvania

Aging Beer in a Sunken Ship Sounded Like a Good Idea. Thieves Thought So Too.

Local brewers in Mar del Plata, Argentina, spent months trying to make a unique brew by aging a dark ale 66 feet underwater. Then the barrels went missing, setting off a whodunit.

#argentina, #beer, #shipwrecks-historic

Treasure Hunter Notches 5th Year in Prison for Refusing to Forfeit His Loot

In 1988, Thomas G. Thompson found the wreckage of a steamship that sank carrying tons of gold. Investors are still waiting for their cut.

#gold, #shipwrecks-historic, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #thompson-thomas-g-1952

Ivory From Shipwreck Reveals Elephant Slaughter During Spice Trade

A trove from a Portuguese trading ship that sank in 1533 preserved genetic traces of whole lineages that have vanished from West Africa.

#africa, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #current-biology-journal, #elephants, #genetics-and-heredity, #ivory, #namibia, #portugal, #research, #shipwrecks-historic, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

19th-Century Ship Is Revealed by Storm Erosion in Florida

Researchers believe the vessel is the Caroline Eddy, a ship built during the Civil War and wrecked in 1880. “It was a sea like a mountain,” its captain recounted at the time.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #coast-erosion, #florida, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #meide-chuck, #sand-and-gravel, #shipwrecks-historic

Lost World War II Submarine Is Found in Southeast Asia

The U.S.S. Grenadier was scuttled in April 1943 after being attacked by Japanese bombers. Surviving crew members were tortured at a prison camp for more than two years, according to accounts.

#naval-history-and-heritage-command, #shipwrecks-historic, #strait-of-malacca, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #uss-grenadier, #world-war-ii-1939-45

From the Seabed, Figures of an Ancient Cult

A trove of Phoenician artifacts was long ascribed to a single shipwreck. More likely they were tossed overboard, and over centuries, a new study suggests.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #israel, #mediterranean-sea, #shipwrecks-historic, #your-feed-science

President of the Flies

What stories of shipwrecks and plane crashes can teach us about Trump’s America.

#shipwrecks-historic, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Firm Can Cut Into Titanic to Recover Telegraph, Judge Says

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration opposes the operation to salvage the Marconi device and contends that the wreckage should not be disturbed.

#marconi-guglielmo, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #oceans-and-seas, #salvage, #shipwrecks-historic, #titanic-ship