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A narrative of the loss of the Royal George

National union catalog, pre-1956 imprints, does not describe this edition, but does describe earlier editions, and attributes them to Julian Slight. Above edition statement on title page: “Bound in the wood of the wreck.”   Author: Slight, Julian,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Dec 2021

Alexandria archaeologist Eleanor Breen leads historic ship excavations.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 Sep 2018

Uncovering a Shipwreck

Our recent nor’easter uncovered a skeletal shipwreck on Short Sands Beach in my hometown of York, Maine, and I dispatched my parents to take pictures almost as soon as the skies clearing, knowing that our mercurial weather could result in its resubmergence...
From: streets of salem on 12 Mar 2018

Colonial-Age Shipwrecks Found Off Cape Canaveral Coast
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 10 Jan 2018

Ancient Wreck

To Wales for the weekend for my ‘big birthday’ (clue: I won’t see my twenties again – or several other decades, either). While there, we went for a bracing walk along Cefn Sidan beach, one of the relatively lesser known treasures...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 3 Apr 2017

Beyond Orkney’s Fatal Shore: The Wreck of The Croune, 10 December 1679 #History #Scotland

At nine to ten o’clock at night on Wednesday 10 December, 1679, The Croune was shipwrecked near the Mull of Deerness in Orkney. Attempting to shelter from a winter storm, it had rounded the mull and cast its anchor, but the wind and seas drove it...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Dec 2016

An Orkney Diarist on Infamous Shipwrecks #History #Scotland

The Diary of Thomas Brown in Kirkwall provides a glimpse into how the Presbyterian struggle of the 1680s was viewed at the opposite end of the nation. Brown’s diary mainly records marriages and deaths in Orkney, sometimes hangings, mainly for sheep...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 3 Dec 2016

Painting after life

First image, ‘Painting after life’ shows a skeleton (death) seated before an easel painting a portrait of the obese old man seated opposite and holding a cane. The subject is seated against a blank screen; a portfolio of other works is leaning...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Apr 2016

Dutch Ships at the Battle of Beachy Head as Related to the Normans Bay Wreck

This week, I’m delighted to welcome an illustrious trio of guest bloggers – my friends and colleagues in the field of Restoration naval history, Frank Fox, Peter Le Fevre and Richard Endsor. Frank, the author of The Four Days Battle of 1666 and Great...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 19 May 2014

The Cruel Sea

I spent last week in my home town of Llanelli in west Wales, visiting family, taking in some rugby, and meeting with the project team at Llanelly House. I had an update on progress – the plans for the house, which will open this summer, are really...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 4 Mar 2013