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