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Nautical Archaeology

philadelphia2.JPG (27706 bytes)The Revolutionary War gunboat Philadelphia (at right) was recovered from the bottom of Lake Champlain in 1935. It is now a permanent exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC. The Philadelphia is a fine example of what nautical archaeologists can do with a shipwreck. More recent examples are the archaeological work done on the Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley and the ironclad USS Monitor.

Nautical archaeology (also known as marine archaeology or underwater archaeology) is the field of studying, recovering and conserving historical shipwrecks and other underwater structures. Nautical archaeologists also are involved in developing and maintaining programs to protect historical underwater sites from damage or destruction. Since our editors are not experts in the field of nautical archaeology, we have put together the following list of links to some excellent Websites on the subject. Click on the links below to visit these sites in a new window. Close the window to return here.

Nautical Archaeology - Links Page 
Underwater Archaeology Web Directory 
Turkish Pilots' Association - Links Page 
Submerged Cultural Resources Unit (National Park Service) 
Researching Maritime History on the Internet 
Nautical Archaeology News Links (Updated weekly)
H.L. Hunley (Official site) 
USS Monitor (NOAA site) 


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