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  1. #1
    us
    Jun 2008
    SW Florida
    Whites Underwater PI
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    Port Royal 1692

    Not really a shipwreck topic, but sort of is. Are there any good historic books that i can read up on the Port Royal earthquake of 1692? It's my understanding that a lot of ships were destroyed in the quake - including Barth. Roberts last ship. What are the restrictions? Has the 2/3 of the city that was sunk been surveyed for historical/archaeological studies? What, if any, has been salvaged? etc., etc., etc.,
    "Be good and you will be lonesome....." - Mark Twain

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    dk
    Feb 2006
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    Re: Port Royal 1692

    Let me recommend "port royal the sunken city" by Robert Marx and Christopher Mark Davey. Link to Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Port-Royal-Rob...7990679&sr=1-3

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    whydah 1717

    Jun 2006
    newport, Rhode Island
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Port Royal 1692

    I was fortunate to spend the summer of 1982 there as a Texas A&M grad student, what a place! I think A&M has a lot of info about it at their website. The last I heard they are not going to continue their excavation, probably due to funding.

    National Geographic did a few stories about it as well and I think History Channel has also. As for how much of it has been excavated I doubt 1/3 has been done, it just takes so long and the conservation of finds goes on for years afterwards of course.

    If you have any questions feel free to ask.


    Pirate diver

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    VOC
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    gb
    Apr 2006
    Atlantic Ocean
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    Re: Port Royal 1692

    Also recomend the documentory "Sin City - Jamaica" available from Amazon

    http://www.amazon.com/Sin-City-Jamaica/dp/B000E372YK




  5. #5
    us
    Jun 2008
    SW Florida
    Whites Underwater PI
    63

    Re: Port Royal 1692

    Thanks for the info....i plan on adding those to my reading collection.

    Skull
    "Be good and you will be lonesome....." - Mark Twain

 

 

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