Mercantilism and Hegemony; the crossroads of maritime ventures in the Americas from the 16th to 18th centuries

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  • Heart Of The Ship: The Amidships Investigation Of The Emanuel Point II Shipwreck (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Charles D Bendig.

    During the summer of 2014, students and staff from the University of West Florida continued the on-going excavation of a sixteenth-century shipwreck associated with the ill-fated Spanish colonization fleet of Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano (1559).  Throughout the ten-week summer field school, along with a subsequent fall season, underwater archaeologists attempted to locate the mainmast step and bilge pump assembly of the Emanuel Point II Ship. This paper covers the theoretical model designed...

  • Investigations of the Beeswax Cargo of the 1576 San Felipe Manila Galleon. (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Laura G. White. Staci D. Willis.

    This paper presents the results of the investigation of the pollen inclusions from the beeswax cargo of the Manila galleon San Felipe wreck site of 1576. Though pollen has not previously been sucessfully extracted from rendered wax, through the application of a careful sampling process, paleoethnobotanical analysis has not only proved possible, but has yielded sufficiently well-preserved pollen to provide potential information concerning the environments where the wax was collected or rendered,...

  • Mariners' Maladies: Examining Medical Equipage From The Queen Anne's Revenge Shipwreck (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton.

    Treating the sick and injured of a sea-bound community on shipboard was challenging in the best of times. Chronic and periodic illnesses, wounds, amputations, toothaches, burns and other indescribable maladies of the crew, captain, and enslaved cargo had to be treated. Evidence of the tools used to heal the sick and wounded has been recovered from shipwreck 31CR314, identified as Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge (formerly La Concorde, a French slaver). Excavations by NC Department of Cultural...

  • Research Updates on the Emanuel Point II Shipwreck Project, the Study of a Vessel from Luna’s 1559 Fleet (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Gregory Cook. John R. Bratten. John Worth.

    In this paper we will present an update on the continuing  archaeological and historic research on the second shipwreck identified as a vessel from Don Tristán de Luna y Arrellano’s 1559 fleet.  Known as "Emanuel Point II", archaeologists and students from the University of West Florida have focused recent excavations on the vessel’s stern and midships area, and have uncovered new artifacts and significant areas of hull structure never before exposed.  Historic research on the expedition and...

  • The Search for the Lost French Fleet of 1565: Results of the 2014 Survey (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Chuck Meide.

    In July of 2014 the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP), in partnership with the National Park Service, the Center for Historical Archaeology, and the Institute for Maritime History, and with funding from the State of Florida and the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration, launched an expedition to search for the lost colonization vessels of Jean Ribault. These ships had been intended to supply the nascent French colony at Fort Caroline in present-day Jacksonville, Florida. Instead they...

  • Underwater Survey of the Historic Anchorage for Portsmouth, Dominica (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Dennis Knepper. Raymond L Hayes. Bill Utley. Jim Smailes. Greg German. Francois van der Hoeven.

    The town of Portsmouth, located on the northwestern coast of Dominica, is bordered by Prince Rupert’s Bay.  Utilized as a deepwater port off the Guadeloupe Passage, this coastline was preferred as a watering site by the indigenous Kalinago and by sailing ships entering and leaving the Caribbean Sea.  Dominica, originally a British colonial outpost (1763-1977), is strategically situated between the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe.  From its inception, Portsmouth was a planned...

  • The Wreck of the Warwick: History and final analysis of an early 17th-century Virginia Company ship. (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Katie Bojakowski. Piotr T Bojakowski.

    The Warwick which carried the new governor, settlers, their possession, tools, and provisions across the Atlantic to the nascent Bermuda colony in 1619 sank during a hurricane while at anchorage in Castle Harbour. Over the course of four field seasons, a team of archaeologists, students, and volunteers excavated and recorded the Warwick’s hull. The remains of the Warwick are one of the largest and most articulated fragments of an early 17th century English ship. Notwithstanding the historical...