The Excavation of the Machault – An 18th-Century French Frigate

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Zacharchuk, Walter and J.A. Waddell

ISBN/ISSN: 0660115557
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Machault
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 74
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the National Historic Parks and Sites Branch, Parks Canada (1984), in paperback.
Description: This booklet describes the sinking of the French frigate, “Machault,” in 1760 in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada, and the excavation of the wreck in the early 1970s. It also describes the techniques used to raise the timbers from the ship.

Catalogue of the Exhibition of Armada and Elizabethan Relics

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Wright, W.H.K. -editor

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Spanish Armada, Artifacts
Comments: Exhibition catalog; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 74
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was printed by W. F. Westcott, Frankfort Press, Plymouth (1888), in paperback.
Description: This exhibition catalog was published for the Armada Tercentenary Commemoration, which opened in London’s Theatre Royal on October 24, 1888. It lists 700 items, including artifacts from the Armada wrecks, historical items, paintings, and commemoration medals.

Captain Cook’s Cannon

#C-8370
Wolf, Alfred L.

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Captain Cook, Cannons
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.75″
Pages: 142
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by KNA Press, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania (1985), in paperback.
Description: This book is about the search for, and successful excavation of, one of Captain Cook’s lost cannons, which he jettisoned off the “Endeavor” to free his ship from a reef near the Hope Islands in 1770.

Sea Venture – The Tempest Wreck

#C-8364
Wingood, Allan J., Peggy Wingood, Jonathan Adams

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Sea Venture, Teddy Tucker
Comments: Exhibition guide; pamphlet; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 24
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Sea Venture Trust, Bermuda (1986), in paperback.
Description: This museum exhibition catalog describes the wreck of the “Sea Venture”, an English ship carrying colonists to America, in a storm off the coast of Bermuda in 1609. All of the passengers and crew survived, but the ship eventually sank. Many believe it was this incident that inspired Shakespeare to write The Tempest in 1610. Teddy Tucker and Edmund Downing started searching for the wreck in the late 1950s, and it was eventually located by Downing (a direct descendent of one of those aboard the ship) in 1958. The authors excavated the wreck beginning in 1978. Many artifacts are pictured.

Undiscovered

#C-8350
Wilson, Ian

ISBN/ISSN: 068807278X
Library of Congress: 86-73044
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Royal Charter, White Ship, Revenge, Golden Hind, Bonhomme Richard, Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria, Columbus
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 7″ x 10″
Pages: 192
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain -stated) was published by Michael O’Mara Books Ltd., London (1987), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first US edition (stated) was published by Beech Tree Books/William Morrow and Company, Inc. (1987), in hardback with a dust jacket. The book was reprinted in 1993 by Chancellor Books, London, in hardback with a laminated pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This book is divided into 4 sections: Undiscovered Places, Undiscovered Graves, Undiscovered Wrecks and Undiscovered Treasure. The Undiscovered Wrecks section includes Henry I’s “White Ship”, Columbus’s ships, Sir Richard Grenville’s “Revenge”, Sir Francis Drake’s “Golden Hind”, John Paul Jones’s “Bonhomme Richard” and a wreck containing Greek statues. In the Undiscovered Treasure section, there is a chapter about the “Royal Charter”.

The Mexican Caribbean

#C-8340
Wilson, Earl J.

ISBN/ISSN: 0682498297
Library of Congress: 81-69749
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Matanceros Wreck, CEDAM
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 188
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Exposition Press, Smithtown, NY (1982), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is the story of CEDAM, the official Mexican underwater archaeological club, and their many exploits. It includes the excavation of a sunken Spanish merchant ship at  Matanceros Reef, off the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico (done in conjunction with author Robert Marx).

Shipwreck – A History of Disasters at Sea

#C-8314
Willis, Sam

ISBN/ISSN: 9781847244505
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Mary Rose, La Trinidad Valencera, Vasa, Spanish Armada
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 10” x 11.75”
Pages: 191
Editions: The first UK edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Quercus Publishing Plc, London (2008), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This oversize book includes everything from ancient shipwrecks to modern wrecks.  One section of the book, “Galleons and Gold,” includes 3 wrecks excavated by archaeologists:  the “Mary Rose” (1545), “La Trinidad Valencera” (1588) and the “Vasa” (1628).

Nautical Archaeology

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Wilkes, Bill St. John

ISBN/ISSN: 0812814150
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 294
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Stein and Day Publishers, New York City (1971), in hardback with a dust jacket.  The first UK edition was also published in 1971 in both hardback (with a dust jacket) and paperback by David & Charles (Publishers) Limited, Newton Abbott, England.
Description: This book is one of the first comprehensive works on underwater archaeology.  It includes chapters on search techniques, preservation, excavation, and artifact identification.

In Search of Spanish Treasure

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Wignall, Sydney

ISBN/ISSN: 0715382446
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Spanish Armada, Mary, Revenge, Drake, Gran Griffon, Santa Maria de la Rosa, Bonhomme Richard
Comments: Includes an extensive bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 252
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by David & Charles (Publishers) Limited, London and David & Charles Inc., North Pomfret, Vermont (1982), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is the story of the author’s underwater archaeological exploits, which include a Roman shipwreck, several Spanish Armada wrecks (“Santa Maria de la Rosa” and “Gran Griffon”), the Royal Yacht “Mary”, the “Revenge”, and seeking Sir Francis Drake’s coffin. The author is an esteemed British underwater archaeologist.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Vasa Venture

#C-8176
Widding, Lars

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Vasa
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 6.5″ x 9.75″
Pages: 99
Editions: The first edition was published in Swedish. The first English language edition was published by Gebers AWE, Sweden (1961), in paperback.
Description: This adolescent book tells the story of the sinking of the Swedish warship, “Vasa” in 1628, the excavation, and raising of the wreck beginning in 1959.