Maritime / 198 posts found

For 250 years, people have spotted the Flying Dutchman, the phantom ship doomed to sail the Seven Seas forever

by Dave Sadler
Chances are you know a thing or two about the Flying Dutchman, perhaps after seeing it rise from the sea in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. In the…

U of T archaeologist goes underwater to study ancient trade routes in Cyprus

by Luke Higgins
FULTON, AN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORICAL STUDIES AT U OF T MISSISSAUGA, RECENTLY COMPLETED THE FIRST SEASON OF FIELD WORK IN A THREE-YEAR STUDY OF AN ANCIENT MARINE SITE OFF THE COAST OF CYPRUS. Fulton and her…

Astrolabe: Shipwreck find ‘earliest navigation tool’

by Dave Sadler
An artefact excavated from a shipwreck off the coast of Oman has been found to be the oldest known example of a type of navigational tool. Marine archaeologists say the object is an astrolabe, an instrument once used by mariners to measure the…

Detectorist re-unites Family With Lost Bosuns Whistle – Including video !

by Luke Higgins
                Originally covered by archmdmag back in July 2017 - we take a look back at the fantastic story of Darren Lee Tremlett and his determination to re-unite a lost…

10 Ancient Sunken Cities & Settlements

by Dave Sadler
The myth of sunken cities and civilisations has been a lure throughout history, but in many cases the myth is actually reality. Continue reading - 10 Ancient Sunken Cities & Settlements

Underwater Archaeologists Turn To Scuba Divers To Help Monitor Historic Resources

by Dave Sadler
Florida’s coastlines and cavern systems are dotted with historic sites, from World War II era shipwrecks, to Spanish galleons, to remnants of thousand year old civilizations. But there aren’t enough…

Tsunami carried a million sea creatures from Japan to US west coast

by Luke Higgins
Studies have shown that the deadly tsunami that struck north-east Japan in 2011 has carried almost 300 species of sea life thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean to the west coast of the United States. In what experts are calling…

More acidic oceans ‘will affect all sea life’

by Luke Higgins
All sea life will be affected because carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, a major new report will say. The eight-year study from more than 250 scientists finds that infant sea creatures will be especially harmed. This means…

Shiptime Maritime Archaeology Project, Orkney HMS Royal Oak Steam Pinnace Located

by Dave Sadler
The tragic story of the loss of HMS Royal Oak in the first weeks of the Second World War is well known in Orkney and further afield, but there has always been mystery surrounding the location of…

Shipwreck of heroic but unsung British explorer Ben Leigh Smith is ‘found’ in Arctic waters

by Dave Sadler
The name of Benjamin (Ben) Leigh Smith may not seem too familiar among Arctic explorers, but it should be. The intrepid explorer born into a radical English family named the cape…
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