Ship Construction (Other Keyword)

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Chebacco: The Boat that Built Essex (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Leland S Crawford.

Built to save a struggling New England fishing industry, the Chebacco boats were an amalgamation of ship features that rose to prominence after the time American Revolution. This is the boat that gave Chebacco Parish of Masschusettes, the power and influence to become the famous shipbuilding town of Essex. This talk will briefly cover the history and development, the features that make Chebacco boats unique, and finally, we will look at the Coffin's Beach site which shows the example of a...


The Conservation of a Multicomponent Iron Artifact from the Emanuel Point Two Shipwreck (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Stephen Atkinson. Andrew Willard.

Archaeological investigation at the Emanuel Point II shipwreck has been ongoing since its discovery in Pensacola Bay in 2006. Excavations in the stern section conducted in 2009 produced a multitude of artifacts, including two of the iron gudgeons used to affix the rudder to the sternpost of the vessel. This poster provides an overview of the conservation process given to the larger of the gudgeons recovered, demonstrating the techniques used for a large-scale multi-component artifact. Comprised...


Constructing the Military Revolution (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Annaliese Dempsey.

This is an abstract from the "Current Research and On Going Projects at the J Richard Steffy Ship Reconstruction Laboratory" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. European naval warfare in the 17th century went through a dramatic change against the backdrop of the Second Anglo-Dutch War.  English and Dutch navies, using the ship of the line as an offensive weapon, switched from a melee style of battle to the line of battle.  This new tactic, which...


Data Recovery at the Derelict Site, Savannah, GA: Investigation and Documentation of a Derelict Nineteenth Century Sailing Vessel (1988)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Brina J. Agranat.

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Documenting and Reconstructing the Hull Remains of Queen Anne's Revenge (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Annaliese Dempsey.

The wreck site of Blackbeard’s flagship Queen Anne’s Revenge, found in 1996, yielded a section of surviving hull structure that has yet to be fully studied.  The first stage in a long term research project was conducted in 2016, and involved the detailed recording of the framing timbers so far recovered from the wreck site.  The goal of this in-depth study is a full reconstruction of the vessel’s hull and rig, with a set of lines, construction drawings, and sail plans.  The preliminary results...


Hull Analysis of the Spring Break Wreck, a Nineteenth-Century Shipwreck Washed Ashore in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Chuck Meide.

This is an abstract from the "A Sudden Wreck: Interdisciplinary Research on the Spring Break Shipwreck, St Johns County, Florida" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. On 28 March 2018, after several days of foul weather, a large section of articulated hull remains unexpectedly washed ashore at Ponte Vedra Beach in northeast Florida. Around 15 meters long, the timbers represented a substantial section from below the turn of the bilge of a large...


The Lake Oneida Durham Boat (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ben L. Ford.

During the late 18th and early 19th centuries Durham boats were an important means to carry goods along the inland rivers of New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Prior to the construction of canals these boats were one of the few ways to move substantial cargoes and they figured prominently in the economic development of the region. Despite this importance no archaeological examples have been recorded. However, preliminary analysis of a shipwreck in Oneida Lake suggests that it is the remains...


Multi-Scalar Analysis of Vessel Structure Remaining at BISC-0002: Using Extant Structural Remains to Understand the Vessel's Construction, Time and Place of Origin, and Their Implications for Trade at the Border of Colonial Empires (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only John Bright. Stephen Lubkemann. Daniel Brown. Dave Conlin.

In the course of two field projects, visible timber remains were examined and documented from the BISC-0002 shipwreck site. The results of these investigations offered insight into the vessel's time and place of origin via interpretation of the construction features and materials. Of particular interest was the fact that many of the key structural elements of the vessel, including its keel, were made from a very atypical wood type: Betula sp. (birch). These findings alone raise compelling...


Not on an Even Keel: An Archeological Investigation and Interpretation of the Structural Remains of HMS Fowey (1748). (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Joshua L. Marano.

One of the primary objectives of the expanded archeological testing of the HMS Fowey shipwreck site was to gather the information necessary to define the extent of future stabilization efforts at the site. Given the substantial loss of archeological material since the site’s initial discovery in 1978, the evaluation and documentation of the surviving intact hull structure was paramount. In addition to providing a thorough documentation of the archeological remains of the surviving structural...


A Preliminary Analysis of Lead Sheathing and Waterproofing Evidence from Queen Anne's Revenge (1718) (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jeremy Borrelli.

Throughout history, ocean-going watercraft have been the primary vehicle for global trade, colonization and exploration. Constant wear on ship’s hulls over time, coupled with damage from marine fouling organisms prompted sailors and shipwrights to develop a diverse range of methods and materials to protect their vessels from harm. Nautical sheathing refers to the exterior covering of a ship’s hull with a thin layer of metal or wood to protect the vessel from marine life fouling, and to stabilize...


Rebirth of the Schooner Royal Savage: Documenting and Interpreting Disarticulated Ship Remains from the American Revolutionary War (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only George Schwarz. Benjamin Ford.

The 70-ton schooner Royal Savage played a pivotal role as the flagship of Benedict Arnold’s squadron in the American Continental Army’s defense of Lake Champlain during the first year of the American Revolution. Misfortune led to her sinking during the Battle of Valcour Island in 1776, and the wreck was left largely undisturbed in shallow waters for over a century and a half until, in 1935, her remains were rediscovered and salvaged for exhibit in a museum that never materialized. Instead, the...


Reconstructing the Hull and Rig of Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Annaliese Dempsey.

The wreck site of Blackbeard’s flagship Queen Anne’s Revenge was first discovered in 1996 and yielded both articulated hull structure and numerous rigging elements, which are currently under study as part of a long-term research project which will culminate in a full reconstruction of the vessel.  The rig and hull of a vessel such as Queen Anne’s Revenge are inextricably linked, and need to be studied as a single integrated whole to fully understand not only the specifics of the hull and rig,...


A Savage Plan: Interpreting Hull Remains of an American Revolutionary War Schooner (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only George Schwarz. Kervin Michaud.

This is an abstract from the "Developing Standard Methods, Public Interpretation, and Management Strategies on Submerged Military Archaeology Sites" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Royal Savage served as the flagship of Benedict Arnold’s American squadron in the defense of Lake Champlain during the American Revolution. She sank during the Battle of Valcour Island in 1776, and though largely undisturbed for over 150 years, her remains were...


The Slave Trade in the Gulf of Mexico: The Potential for Furthering Research through the Archaeology of Shipwrecked Slave Ships (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only David Moore.

For more than 300 years, the slave trade transported human cargo to slave markets along the American Atlantic and Gulf coasts, and throughout the Caribbean. In 1808, Congress banned the slave trade throughout the U.S., although smuggling, especially in the Gulf of Mexico, continued for another half-century. While thousands of slave ship voyages have been documented, only a few slave ships have ever been investigated archaeologically worldwide. In the Gulf of Mexico, an untold number of vessels...


The steamboat Bertrand: history, excavation, and architecture (1974)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jerome E. Petsche.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.