The Persistence of Sail in the Age of Steam: Underwater Archaeological Evidence from the Dry Tortugas (The Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology)

Donna J. Souza

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Synopsis: Using an anthropologically oriented research design, this investigation of the wrecks of six sailing ships dating from the middle to late nineteenth century shows how merchant sailing attempted to compete with steamships, not only through technological adaptation, but also through increased risk-taking. Souza addresses risk-taking behavior, its archaeological signatures, and supporting evidence. Highlights include-maps, photographs, and contemporary illustrations-tables of anchor and chain size-a list of all wrecking vessels known to have operated in Dry Tortugas, and-a glossary of nautical terms. The result is a work with broad applications to the study of cultural change and a model for a new kind of underwater archaeology.

Review: `...the method she used in her study and analysis of six shipwrecks on the Pulaski Reef site in the Dry Tortugas gives preservationists an excellent model for conducting minimum impact archaeology. ...excellent use of illustrations, using only line drawings and pertinent black-and-white photographs. Of interest to the scholar and researcher are the appendices tabulating steam versus sail losses, insurance losses, salvage records, and information on the number and types of wreckers working in the Dry Tortugas. The Persistence of Sail in the Age of Steam demonstrates well the movement within underwater archaeology towards minimal site excavation and in situ preservation.'
Nautical Research Journal, 47:4 (2002)

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