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The day the johnboat went up the mountain : stories from my twenty years in South Carolina maritime archaeology /
Carl Naylor.
Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, c2010.
xi, 259 p.
9781570038686 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, c2010.
9781570038686 (cloth : alk. paper)
contents note
Years and counting -- The Lewisfield no, Two Cannon no, Little Landing Wreck Site -- Mud sucks -- The day the johnboat went up the mountain -- Hobcaw Shipyard -- Dredging for the first Americans -- The upside-down wreck -- Salvage license #32 -- The wreck of the SS William Lawrence -- Hobby divers -- Joe and the alligator -- Brown's Ferry Vessel arrives in Georgetown -- Those darn dugouts -- The Hunley, the Housatonic, and the Indian chief -- The mysterious French Cargo Site -- The Cooper River Anchor Farm -- Mowing the lawn -- Man overboard not! -- "Never sausage an artifact" -- Sexy wrecks.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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True tales of underwater adventures and discoveries in the Palmetto State’s maritime history
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Naylor provides readers with a unique window into the many facets of maritime archaeology in a way that no one else could. His perspectives are shared by many of us who work in this profession, but he is the first to my knowledge to offer them so openly and candidly in a coherent way. Naylor has skillfully woven throughout this narrative humorous anecdotal tales with well-researched historical facts and archaeological lessons as he recounts and interprets his journeys through South Carolina’s heritage in a series of engaging points along the way. Readers will enjoy the trip and learn a great deal in the process.”—Roger C. Smith, underwater archaeologist, Florida Division of Historical Resources, and author of Vanguard of Empire: Ships of Exploration in the Age of Columbus and An Atlas of Maritime Florida
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Carl Naylor offers a candid account of the remarkable discoveries in the Palmetto State's history & prehistory through a mix of personal anecdotes & archaeological data.
Main Description
Combining his skills as a veteran journalist and well-practiced storyteller with his two decades of underwater adventures in maritime archaeology, Carl Naylor offers a colorfully candid account of remarkable discoveries in the Palmetto State’s history and prehistory. Through a mix of personal anecdotes and archaeological data, Naylor’s memoir, The Day the Johnboat Went up the Mountain, documents his experiences in the service of the Maritime Research Division of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, a research arm of the University of South Carolina.Shared in a companionable tone, this insightful survey of Naylor’s distinguished career is highlighted by his firsthand account of serving as diving officer for the excavation of the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley in 1996 and the subsequent excavation of its victim, the USS Housatonic. He also recounts tales of dredging the bottom of an Allendale County creek for evidence of the earliest Paleoindians, exploring the waters off Winyah Bay for a Spanish ship lost in 1526 and the waters of Port Royal Sound for a French corsair wrecked in 1577, studying the remains of the historic Santee Canal near Moncks Corner, and searching for evidence of Hernando de Soto’s travels through South Carolina in 1540. Naylor describes as well his investigations of suspected Revolutionary War gunboats in the Cooper River, a colonial and Revolutionary War shipyard on Hobcaw Creek, the famous Brown’s Ferry cargo vessel found in the Black River, a steamship sunk in a storm off Hilton Head Island in 1899, and a mysterious cargo site in the Cooper River.Throughout these episodes, Naylor gives an insider’s view of the methods of underwater archaeology in stories that focus on the events, personalities, and contexts of historic finds and on the impact of these discoveries on our knowledge of the Palmetto State’s past. His narrative serves as an authoritative personal account of South Carolina’s ongoing efforts to discover and preserve evidence of its own remarkable maritime history.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Twenty Years and Countingp. 1
The Lewisfield-No, Two Cannon-No, Little Landing Wreck Sitep. 5
Mud Sucksp. 22
The Day the Johnboat Went up the Mountainp. 42
Hobcaw Shipyardp. 55
Dredging for the First Americansp. 69
The Upside-Down Wreckp. 79
Salvage License #32p. 91
The Wreck of the SS William Laurencep. 108
Hobby Diversp. 116
Joe and the Alligatorp. 133
Brown's Ferry Vessel Arrives in Georgetownp. 139
Those Darn Dugoutsp. 149
The Hunley, the Housatonic, and the Indian Chiefp. 158
The Mysterious French Cargo Sitep. 167
The Cooper River Anchor Farmp. 173
Mowing the Lawnp. 180
Man Onboard-Not!p. 187
"Never Sausage an Artifact"p. 207
Sexy Wrecksp. 215
Bibliographyp. 233
Indexp. 249
About the Authorp. 259
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