Shipwrecked: Bermuda’s Maritime Heritage

Shipwrecked: Bermuda’s Maritime Heritage


Author: Dr. Gordon Watts Jr.

National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2014

Price: $40

Over three hundred wrecks and five hundred years of history— this is the legacy of Bermuda, the shipwreck capital of the mid-Atlantic. As an isolated island outpost, Bermuda has brokered an intimate partnership with the sea, depending on it for resources, commerce and defence. The vessels that now litter its barrier reefs have helped shape Bermuda’s cultural identity.

One of the most active archaeologists to work in Bermuda waters is Dr. Gordon Watts, and in this book he distills a lifetime’s experience to paint the full picture of Bermuda’s maritime history through its underwater heritage. The book brings the results of over 35 years of archaeological research together in one place, and in addition outlines the vessels reported as lost and places them in the context of Bermuda and Atlantic World history.

Product Specs:
Type: Hardcover
Size: 13.4 x 10.3 x 1 inches
Published: 2014
ISBN: 978-1-927750-70-4
Pages: 276

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