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Iron and Steamship Archaeology - a book by McCarthy, Michael

Iron and Steamship Archaeology

Success and Failure on the SS Xantho

Iron and Steamship Archaeology( )
Author: McCarthy, Michael
Series title:The Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology Ser.
Publication Date:Apr 2013
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $169.00
Book Description:

In the early 1980s the author was asked to investigate the newly discovered wreck of the Xantho, an iron screw steamship active off the Australian coast during the period 1848 to 1872, and to develop a strategy to stop the looting that was occurring at the site. This relatively straightforward assignment turned into a long-term research program for applying maritime archaeology to the conservation of iron-hulled wrecks.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Transportation / Ships & Shipbuilding / History
Social Science / Archaeology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.928 x 8.931 x 0.207 Inches
Book Weight:0.823 Pounds
Author Biography
McCarthy, Michael (Author)
Michael McCarthy worked for the Wall Street Journal for twenty-two years, as a reporter and then as an editor on feature stories. He is the author of The Sun Farmer and Ashes under Water: The S. S. Eastland and the Shipwreck That Shook America.


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