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Shipwrecks of April 2nd

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Shipwrecks of April 2nd

Lots of vessels have been shipwrecked on April 2, including the Elizabeth Eleanor and the Jemima lost on the Caicos Reef in 1819, the steamer Greenbriar in 1915, and the freighter David H. Atwater off the U.S. east coast in 1942.

Today’s Shipwrecks™
for April 2

compiled and edited by Dr. E. Lee Spence

1786: New Lloyd’s List reported that the ship Lady Cathcart, Captain Stupart, bound from London to ...

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Shipwrecks of April 1

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Shipwrecks of April 1

All of these ships had one thing in common, each was shipwrecked on April 1 (April Fool’s Day). Several carried strategic metals that would now be worth millions.

Today’s Shipwrecks™
for April 1

compiled and edited by Dr. E. Lee Spence

1813: The United States Revenue Service schooner Gallatin, Captain John H. Silliman, was sunk a few yards off the end of Blake’s Wharf at Charleston, South Carolina, ...

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Shipwrecks of March 31

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Shipwreck Anniversaries: All of the ships listed here have at least one thing in common. Athough lost in different years, all were wrecked on March 31. The ingots of tin on the SS Java, sunk in 1942, would be worth well over $8,000,000 today, and, because they are often mined together, when tin was shipped, large quantities of lead and silver bullion were frequently shipped too.

Today’s Shipwrecks™
for March 31

compiled ...

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The Real Dangers to Shipwrecks are not divers but nature, government & neglect

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The Real Dangers to Shipwrecks are not divers but nature, government & neglect

We all understand that shipwrecks can be permanently damaged by sport divers, commercial salvors and, yes, even underwater archaeologists who should know what they are doing and certainly mean well.

In one sense, divers (speaking of them collectively) do ...

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Interesting Facts about the Georgiana

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The Georgiana shipwreck was discovered by underwater archaeologist Dr. E. Lee Spence on March 19, 1965 at 32°46?47?N 79°45?35?W. The state of South Carolina later issued South Carolina salvage license #1 to Spence’s company, Shipwrecks Inc., to explore the combined wreck of the Georgiana/Mary Bowers. Hundreds of thousands of individual artifacts were recovered from the site.

Continue reading to learn more about this amazing Civil War Steamer: the Georgiana

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