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Friday, November 11, 2016
‘World’s Oldest Beer’ Brewed With Yeast from 18th Century Shipwreck
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‘World’s Oldest Beer’ Brewed With Yeast from 18th Century Shipwreck

A team of scientists in Tasmania are claiming to have brewed the world’s oldest beer using yeast salvaged from an 18th century shipwreck. Led by

November 11, 2016
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Thursday, September 1, 2016
Russia Honors First British Arctic Merchant Navy Convoy
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Russia Honors First British Arctic Merchant Navy Convoy

By Dmitry Madorsky (Reuters) British and Russian World War Two veterans gathered on Wednesday in Arkhangelsk, 75 years to the day since Britain’s first

September 1, 2016
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Thursday, June 16, 2016
Subsea Explorers Mapping Legendary Andrea Doria Shipwreck
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Subsea Explorers Mapping Legendary Andrea Doria Shipwreck

For the first time ever, a team of underwater explorers have captured detailed close-up sonar images of the legendary Andrea Doria nearly 60 years after its

June 16, 2016
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Researchers Believe Captain Cook’s Famed ‘Endeavour’ Rests at Bottom of Newport Harbor
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Researchers Believe Captain Cook’s Famed ‘Endeavour’ Rests at Bottom of Newport Harbor

By Scott Malone PROVIDENCE, May 4 (Reuters) – The wreckage of the Endeavour, the storied British ship that 18th-century explorer Captain James Cook

May 4, 2016
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Has Captain Cook’s ‘Endeavour’ Been Found in Newport Harbor?
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Has Captain Cook’s ‘Endeavour’ Been Found in Newport Harbor?

By Scott Malone BOSTON, May 3 (Reuters) – U.S. researchers are set to announce on Wednesday that they have found what they believe are the remains of

May 3, 2016
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Lost 19th Century Whaling Fleet Found Off Alaska’s Arctic Coast – NOAA
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Lost 19th Century Whaling Fleet Found Off Alaska’s Arctic Coast – NOAA

Archaeologists have discovered the battered hulls of two 1800s whaling ships nearly 144 years after their sinking off the Arctic coast of Alaska along

January 12, 2016
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Thursday, December 10, 2015
A Shipwreck Possibly Containing $17 Billion Worth of Lost Gold Has Been Found Off Colombia, And Everyone Wants a Piece
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A Shipwreck Possibly Containing $17 Billion Worth of Lost Gold Has Been Found Off Colombia, And Everyone Wants a Piece

By Charles Penty (Bloomberg) — In 1708, the Spanish flagship San Jose was sunk by a British squadron near the port of Cartagena, in what is modern-day

December 10, 2015
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Today Marks 40 Years Since the SS Edmund Fitzgerald Sank in Lake Superior
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Today Marks 40 Years Since the SS Edmund Fitzgerald Sank in Lake Superior

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, the Great Lakes freighter that sank in a strong gale on eastern Lake Superior

November 10, 2015
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Shipping TV Tour On Board a Seventy-Year-Old VIC Steamer – VIDEO
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Shipping TV Tour On Board a Seventy-Year-Old VIC Steamer – VIDEO

Shipping TV’s Chris Gosling takes a tour aboard the 1945-built steam-driven Victualling Inshore Craft, VIC96, has a chat with her skipper and

August 19, 2015
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Semper Paratus! U.S. Coast Guard Celebrates 225 Years of Service
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Semper Paratus! U.S. Coast Guard Celebrates 225 Years of Service

The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday is celebrating 225 years of service to the nation. It was on this day in 1790 when President George Washington signed the

August 4, 2015
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Monday, July 27, 2015
Florida Family Hauls $1 Million Treasure from Sunken Spanish Armada
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Florida Family Hauls $1 Million Treasure from Sunken Spanish Armada

  By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla., July 27 (Reuters) – A Florida family who has hunted treasure for years found more than $1 million worth of gold

July 27, 2015
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Statue of Liberty Celebrates 130 Years Since Arriving in New York – Ship Photos of the Day
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Statue of Liberty Celebrates 130 Years Since Arriving in New York – Ship Photos of the Day

  On June 17, 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York harbor aboard the French navy ship Isère as a gift from France to United States meant

June 17, 2015
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Friday, May 22, 2015
This Guy Saved a Famous Martha’s Vineyard Lighthouse by Moving It
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This Guy Saved a Famous Martha’s Vineyard Lighthouse by Moving It

Chewing a cheap cigar atop an old bulldozer, Jerry Matyiko is at work in his office -- the stunning, colorful and rapidly eroding cliffs of Gay Head on the

May 22, 2015
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Friday, May 1, 2015
Ship Photos of the Day – First Floating Nuclear Power Plant Reaches End of the Road in Galveston
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Ship Photos of the Day – First Floating Nuclear Power Plant Reaches End of the Road in Galveston

After a 1,750 mile tow from Virginia, the Sturgis barge arrived at the Port of Galveston, Texas on Thursday where its nuclear reactor will be fully

May 1, 2015
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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Worst Shipwreck in U.S. History is One You May Not Even Know About – NPR Story
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Worst Shipwreck in U.S. History is One You May Not Even Know About – NPR Story

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the explosion and sinking of the steamboat Sultana as it travelled up the Mississippi River carrying Union soldiers

April 30, 2015
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Stunning Aerial Photos Reveal Lake Michigan’s Historic Shipwrecks
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Stunning Aerial Photos Reveal Lake Michigan’s Historic Shipwrecks

With winter ice cover gone, U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City took to the air last Friday to photograph some of the historic shipwrecks that dot the

April 22, 2015
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Friday, February 13, 2015
Long-Lost Video First to Show 1915 ‘Eastland’ Disaster in Chicago
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Long-Lost Video First to Show 1915 ‘Eastland’ Disaster in Chicago

Some newly discovered video has emerged showing the only known video footage of the tragic 1915 sinking of the passenger vessel SS Eastland on the Chicago

February 13, 2015
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Monday, November 10, 2014
The NWS in Marquette Live Tweeted the SS Edmund Fitzgerald Tragedy
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The NWS in Marquette Live Tweeted the SS Edmund Fitzgerald Tragedy

39 years ago today, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in eastern Lake Superior with the loss of all 29 souls on board. Even to this day, the 1975 sinking

November 10, 2014
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Friday, October 17, 2014
Researchers Map Tasman Bridge Disaster Shipwreck in Stunning Detail
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Researchers Map Tasman Bridge Disaster Shipwreck in Stunning Detail

Australian researchers have used some new sonar equipment to capture stunning imagery of the shipwreck of the MV Lake Illawarra bulk carrier, which tragically

October 17, 2014
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Monday, October 6, 2014
Haitian Shipwreck Not Columbus’s Santa Maria -UNESCO
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Haitian Shipwreck Not Columbus’s Santa Maria -UNESCO

A team of experts working on a UNESCO mission to confirm the identity of a shipwreck found off the coast of Haiti have determined that the wreck is NOT that

October 6, 2014
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