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Anona: Historical and Archaeological Evidence of Re-Purposing of an Early 20th Century Steam Yacht.

Author(s): Robert Westrick ; Daniel Warren ; Robert Church

Year: 2016

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Summary

In 1904, an elegant state-of-the-art steam yacht, Anona, rolled off the ways at George Lawley’s Massachusetts shipyard.  Built for entrepreneur and adventurer Paul J. Rainey, Anona reflected the richness and flamboyance of the pre-World War I era.  Sold to Theodore Buhl in 1907, Anona remained a symbol of the extravagance and privilege of the period.  After Buhl’s death, Anona began a 40-year transition that would change it from a luxury yacht of a rich industrialist to a produce freighter carrying potatoes for the Pan-American Banana Producers Association.  The Anona shipwreck site provides a unique opportunity to use historical data and archaeological findings to illustrate the re-purposing of this early 20th century steam yacht from posh to potatoes.


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Anona: Historical and Archaeological Evidence of Re-Purposing of an Early 20th Century Steam Yacht.. Robert Westrick, Daniel Warren, Robert Church. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 435060)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 702

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America