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Iron and Steamship Archaeology

Success and Failure on the SS Xantho

Iron and Steamship Archaeology by Michael McCarthy
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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.
Springer US; April 2006
249 pages; ISBN 9780306471902
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Title: Iron and Steamship Archaeology
Author: Michael McCarthy
 
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0306471906
9780306463655
9780306471902