Posts Tagged 'Georgiana shipwreck discovery'

How long should a shipwreck discovery be ignored while hoping for new technology?

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How long should a shipwreck discovery be ignored while hoping for new technology?

The following is copied from a note I posted on Facebook on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 5:43pm. I doubt that it has won me any friends at the SCIAA (the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology & Anthropology), but I think the truth needs to be told. 

I have been discovering shipwrecks for over 50 years. My first major discovery was that of the wreck of the Civil War steamer ...

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Finding shipwrecks from the air.

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Finding shipwrecks from the air.

Finding shipwrecks from the air. Can it be done? Absolutely! The first wreck I found from the air, was the Georgiana.

A book on the Confederate Navy published in the late 1800s described the armed steamer Georgiana as the most powerful Confederate cruiser. I also knew she had carried a million dollar cargo. Fascinated by her history, I had been dreaming of discovering her for years.

On March 19, 1965, the one hundred and second anniversary of her sinking, I booked still ...

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