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The Maritime Heritage Of The Cayman Islands

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Author: Roger C. Smith
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ISBN: 9780813068091
Size: 36.68 MB
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Languages : en
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The Maritime Heritage Of The Cayman Islands

by Roger C. Smith, The Maritime Heritage Of The Cayman Islands Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Maritime Heritage Of The Cayman Islands books, "The first illustrated nautical history of the Caymans. . . . For those interested in the sea and the history of the Caribbean and for travelers who wish to learn more about the Caymans and their wonderful resources."--Colonial Latin American Historical Review "Fascinating information."--Choice "Neatly summarizes the history and archaeology of these small islands located at the crossroads of the Caribbean, covering an array of topics as diverse as crocodiles and pirates, the simultaneous wrecking of 10 ships on a treacherous reef, the building of sloops and schooners, and the importance of sea turtles as a food source for colonists and mariners. There is a little bit of everything here, and it is all fascinating."--Kevin Crisman, Texas A&M University "A fascinating story of how the sea molded the lives of people inhabiting the small and isolated Cayman Islands. . . . The perfect blend of archaeology and history."--William Keegan, curator of Caribbean archaeology, Florida Museum of Natural History Blending elements of geography, archaeology, and ethnography, this readable, illustrated history offers a fascinating portrait of all aspects of Caymanian nautical traditions and describes how an intrepid and independent group of islanders flourished on the frontiers of the sea. From the moment of their discovery by Europeans in 1503, the Caymans were recognized for their abundance of sea turtles, a resource that supported the colonization of the West Indies and fostered the development of a distinctive group of sea-hardened people whose nautical skills were known throughout the world. Roger C. Smith follows the mysterious tracks of the sea turtles and the mariners who hunted them, from the shores of the Caymans to the coastal lagoons of Cuba and finally to the Miskito Cays of Nicaragua. He also pursues the colonial exploits of privateers and pirates, examines the development of island catboats and schooners, and takes the reader underwater to the sites of unlucky ships that wrecked on poorly charted reefs. Roger C. Smith, state underwater archaeologist for the Florida Division of Historical Resources, is the author of Vanguard of Empire: Ships of Exploration in the Age of Columbus and coauthor of An Atlas of Maritime Florida (UPF, 1997).




Cayman S 1794 Wreck Of The Ten Sail

Cayman s 1794 Wreck of the Ten Sail PDF
Author: Margaret E. Leshikar-Denton
Publisher: University Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817359656
Size: 65.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 315
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Cayman S 1794 Wreck Of The Ten Sail

by Margaret E. Leshikar-Denton, Cayman S 1794 Wreck Of The Ten Sail Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cayman S 1794 Wreck Of The Ten Sail books, The greatest shipwreck disaster in the history of the Cayman Islands The story has been passed through generations for more than two centuries. Details vary depending on who is doing the telling, but all refer to this momentous maritime event as the Wreck of the Ten Sail. Sometimes misunderstood as the loss of a single ship, it was in fact the wreck of ten vessels at once, comprising one of the most dramatic maritime disasters in all of Caribbean naval history. Surviving historical documents and the remains of the wrecked ships in the sea confirm that the narrative is more than folklore. It is a legend based on a historical event in which HMS Convert, formerly L’Inconstante, a recent prize from the French, and 9 of her 58-ship merchant convoy sailing from Jamaica to Britain, wrecked on the jagged eastern reefs of Grand Cayman in 1794. The incident has historical significance far beyond the boundaries of the Cayman Islands. It is tied to British and French history during the French Revolution, when these and other European nations were competing for military and commercial dominance around the globe. The Wreck of the Ten Sail attests to the worldwide distribution of European war and trade at the close of the eighteenth century. In Cayman’s 1794 Wreck of the Ten Sail: Peace, War, and Peril in the Caribbean, Margaret E. Leshikar-Denton focuses on the ships, the people, and the wreck itself to define their place in Caymanian, Caribbean, and European history. This well-researched volume weaves together rich oral folklore accounts, invaluable supporting documents found in archives in the United Kingdom, Jamaica, and France, and tangible evidence of the disaster from archaeological sites on the reefs of the East End.




Underwater And Maritime Archaeology In Latin America And The Caribbean

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Author: Margaret E Leshikar-Denton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315416077
Size: 45.18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 316
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Underwater And Maritime Archaeology In Latin America And The Caribbean

by Margaret E Leshikar-Denton, Underwater And Maritime Archaeology In Latin America And The Caribbean Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Underwater And Maritime Archaeology In Latin America And The Caribbean books, The waters of Latin America and the Caribbean are rich with archaeological sites, including coastal settlements, defensive forts, freshwater sources, fishing-related activities, navigational aids, anchorages, harbours, ports, shipbuilding sites, shipwrecks and survivor camps. Tragically, treasure-hunting has had a deep impact on these maritime cultural resources, especially on shipwrecks. In the last 20 years, archaeologists have been fighting the battle against these treasure hunters in an attempt to preserve these resources as a source of cultural heritage, rather than allow them to be viewed solely as a means for financial reward. Case studies written primarily by Latin American and Caribbean archaeologists demonstrate exciting and cutting edge research, conservation, site preservation, and interpretation. As a result, this groundbreaking book documents the emerging research interests of maritime archaeologists in Latin America and the Caribbean.




Choice

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Size: 44.26 MB
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Category : Academic libraries
Languages : en
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The Cayman Islands

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Author: M. A. Brunt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792324621
Size: 59.86 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 604
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The Cayman Islands

by M. A. Brunt, The Cayman Islands Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Cayman Islands books, In the course of the last century, a considerable amount of scientific work has been carried out in the Cayman Islands. The results of this (outlined in Chapter 1) are widely distributed in unpublished reports, university theses, various scientific publications and books, many of these sources being difficult to find and some now unobtainable.




The American Neptune

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Size: 38.78 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Naval art and science
Languages : en
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The American Neptune

by , The American Neptune Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The American Neptune books, A quarterly journal of maritime history.




Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands PDF
Author: Joann Biondi
Publisher: Insight Guides
ISBN: 9789812580795
Size: 64.85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 104
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Cayman Islands

by Joann Biondi, Cayman Islands Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cayman Islands books, Insight Pocket Guides deliver personal service in a sleek, portable format. Fun, colourful, informative, Insight Pocket Guides give you the inside scoop on you destination, making it ideal for long weekend getaways or for the traveler with limited time to spare. It's like having a tour guide in your pocket or purse..Full-colour photos and pull-ou map.Tailor-made itineraries.Recommended excursions.Full listings on shopping, restaurants, nightlife and special events