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The Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology

Submerged Cultural Resource Management

Preserving and Interpreting Our Maritime Heritage

Editors: Spirek, James D., Scott-Ireton, Della A. (Eds.)

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About this book

Writing to the governor of Florida in September of 1964, the president of the Florida Keys Underwater Guides Association expressed concern about proposed salvage operations on the shipwrecks of the Spanish fleet of 1733. The Guides went on record to ask the governor for help "to preserve these historical wrecks for the present and future enjoyment of the public. " Subsequently, a similar request was sent to the governor by the Florida Upper Keys Chamber of Commerce, which wrote that "we feel strongly that the historic interest and attractions for our growing influx of skindivers produced by these wrecks is much more valuable to the State of Florida than the 25% share gained from salvage of these old wrecks and their treasures. " Shortly thereafter, the Monroe County Advertising Commission wrote the governor that "the historic wrecks off our coasts are a part of our heritage to be enjoyed and seen and not to be despoiled. [Aside from] the discovery of occasional "pieces of eight" and/or artifacts by individuals or the hope of such discoveries, the underwater beauty of a wreck housing hundreds of fish or a mound of cannon balls is directly beneficial to our economy while concerted salvage operations would destroy permanently the lure of these wrecks. " But the notion that these underwater sites would best serve the public as historical and environmental attractions rather than to be picked apart under state supervision for personal trophies was an idea way ahead of its time.

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"James Spirek and Della Scott-Ireton have compiled and edited what is to my knowledge the first published source describing the scope and breadth of today's underwater heritage trails and preserves. Each chapter reflects both the strengths and weaknesses of various strategies that have been attempted for the public interpretation and preservation of historic sites in aquatic environments. Not only will this book serve to document the progress of those strategies, but it will offer new directions for cultural resource management on future frontiers."
(Roger C. Smith, from the Foreword)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Spirek, James D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-1

  • Underwater Parks Versus Preserves: Data or Access

    Hannahs, Todd

    Pages 5-16

  • The Maritime Cultural Landscape of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve

    Vrana, Kenneth J. (et al.)

    Pages 17-28

  • A Review of Cultural Resource Management Experiences in Presenting Canada’s Submerged Heritage

    Roche, Daniel

    Pages 29-41

  • Historic Shipwreck Preserves in Maryland

    Langley, Susan B. M.

    Pages 45-58

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
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Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-306-47779-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-306-47856-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Submerged Cultural Resource Management
Book Subtitle
Preserving and Interpreting Our Maritime Heritage
Editors
  • James D. Spirek
  • Della A. Scott-Ireton
Series Title
The Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0069-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0069-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-47779-9
Softcover ISBN
978-0-306-47856-7
Series ISSN
1566-7758
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 185
Number of Illustrations and Tables
43 b/w illustrations
Topics