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to Preserving Our Maritime Heritage

Founded by Clive Cussler

A Non-Profit Foundation Dedicated
to Preserving Our Maritime Heritage

Founded by Clive Cussler

Shipwreck Logbook

by Robert Sterner (View More)

Also, ‘Always Another Shipwreck’ articles by Ellsworth Boyd

A Tale of Three Sisters

One of a trio of ships ordered by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, the Steam Ship Algoma was distinguished from its sisters by its short and tragic life, ending in the largest loss of life in all Great Lakes maritime disasters.

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The Curse of the Mary Celeste

Bad luck must have been built into the very keel of the Mary Celeste. Dying captains, collisions and sinkings are just a start on its litany of maritime miseries, capped by being found a-sail fully provisioned in the mid-Atlantic with nary a soul on board. Not even the captain’s cat.

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Terror in the bay

The Inuit hunter gatherers who eked out living in Canada’s arctic north shared stories about occasional encounters with “Kob-lu-na”, their name for European explorers who ventured into their brutally harsh homelands.

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The Flight of the Dove

Life for European commoners was tough early in the nineteenth century. The Holy Roman Empire had just collapsed and political entities jockeyed to fill the power void.

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Farewell to our Underwater Friend

NUMA lost a cherished friend and contributor on January 17th when David Ellsworth Boyd passed at the age of 92. Ells, as he was known to his pals, was a legend in the diving community, having explored and written about dozens of shipwrecks over his busy lifetime.

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Hattie Wells image provided by SeaView Systems

Bonhomme Richard Search Update

Bonhomme Richard Search Update

The NUMA team was recently back on the high seas renewing the search for the Bonhomme Richard. The celebrated flagship of John Paul Jones was lost shortly after his momentous victory at the Battle of Flamborough Head in 1779, succumbing to fire and damage from the battle.

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