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Exploring Seward's Icebox

Hans Konrad Van Tilburg.

in A Civil War Gunboat in Pacific Waters

December 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Underwater Archaeology. 14013 words.

A new role did emerge for the little ship: Following years of service in sweltering tropical climates, the Saginaw and her crew were finally in for a drastic change to a beautiful, cold,...

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The Final Legal Salvo

Russell K. Skowronek.

in HMS Fowey Lost and Found

January 2009; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Underwater Archaeology. 4096 words.

This chapter examines the final salvo in Gerald Klein's legal battle for the right to the Legare Anchorage shipwreck. Klein was murdered on January 1, 1982 but his family decided to...

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Finding the “4th of July Wreck,” 1980

Russell K. Skowronek.

in HMS Fowey Lost and Found

January 2009; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Underwater Archaeology. 4843 words.

This chapter examines the finding of the shipwreck at the Legare Anchorage in Florida on July 4, 1980. When treasure hunter Gerald Klein filed the claim in the admiralty court for title to...

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Hard Times on Coastal Patrol

Hans Konrad Van Tilburg.

in A Civil War Gunboat in Pacific Waters

December 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Underwater Archaeology. 11379 words.

A break from hard service was long overdue for the Saginaw, but the end of the Civil War did not alleviate the duties of the Pacific Squadron in Mexico. In fact, with the reports of...

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Hawaiˋi and the End of the Archipelago

Hans Konrad Van Tilburg.

in A Civil War Gunboat in Pacific Waters

December 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Underwater Archaeology. 15397 words.

In Hawai`i, the 1860s were a continuing extension of a period of enormous change. Contact with the West had started as an inter-island trade in provisions, gathering supplies to the ports...

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HMS <i>Fowey</i> Lost

Russell K. Skowronek.

in HMS Fowey Lost and Found

January 2009; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Underwater Archaeology. 5019 words.

This chapter examines the history of the lost HMS Fowey, a fifth-rate frigate of the British Royal Navy. It discusses the trial and deposition made by the ship's captain Francis William...

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HMS Fowey Lost and Found

Russell K. Skowronek.

January 2009; p ublished online September 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Underwater Archaeology. 272 pages.

Sunken treasure may seem like the stuff of legends and movies, but the seas still hold prizes to be found. HMS Fowey was a small ship, carrying 44 guns and over 200 men, captained by a...

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Hunting Pirates

James A. Lewis.

in The Spanish Convoy of 1750

May 2009; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Underwater Archaeology. 4586 words.

The vast wealth of the Spanish fleet attracted dozens of men, like buzzards circling stricken prey, seeking to pick clean the goods that foreigners could not protect. At the same time, the...

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Identification of the <i>Fowey</i>

Russell K. Skowronek.

in HMS Fowey Lost and Found

January 2009; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Underwater Archaeology. 7348 words.

This chapter examines the final identification of the shipwreck at the Legare Anchorage in Florida. The interpretation of the ceramic and glass assemblages suggested a date between 1740 and...

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Introduction

Hans Konrad Van Tilburg.

in A Civil War Gunboat in Pacific Waters

December 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Underwater Archaeology. 2853 words.

This chapter traces the history of the discovery of the wreck that turned out to be the remains of the navy gunboat USS Saginaw, a wooden side-wheel steamer that was lost at Kure Atoll on...

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