Submerged Cultural Resource Management: Preserving and by James D. Spirek, Della A. Scott-Ireton

By James D. Spirek, Della A. Scott-Ireton

Writing to the governor of Florida in September of 1964, the president of the Florida Keys Underwater courses organization expressed predicament approximately proposed salvage operations at the shipwrecks of the Spanish fleet of 1733. The publications went on list to invite the governor for aid "to shield those ancient wrecks for the current and destiny delight in the general public. " in this case, an analogous request was once despatched to the governor through the Florida higher Keys Chamber of trade, which wrote that "we consider strongly that the ancient curiosity and points of interest for our starting to be inflow of skindivers produced via those wrecks is far extra precious to the kingdom of Florida than the 25% proportion won from salvage of those previous wrecks and their treasures. " presently thereafter, the Monroe County advertisements fee wrote the governor that "the old wrecks off our coasts are part of our historical past to be loved and visible and never to be despoiled. [Aside from] the invention of occasional "pieces of 8" and/or artifacts by means of participants or the wish of such discoveries, the underwater fantastic thing about a damage housing enormous quantities of fish or a mound of cannon balls is without delay useful to our economic system whereas concerted salvage operations could spoil completely the trap of those wrecks. " however the inspiration that those underwater websites could top serve the general public as old and environmental points of interest instead of to be picked aside lower than country supervision for private trophies was once an idea manner prior to its time.

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MARITIME AS CULTURE? , oceans, lakes, streams, wetlands). Types of maritime activities include shipping, coastal trading, commercial fishing, waterbased logging, boat building, coastal recreation and tourism, marine safety, and naval operations. Cultural resources associated with these maritime activities include ships and other large vessels; small craft; shipwrecks; shipyards; wharfs and docks; piers and warehouses; locks and canals; lighthouses, lifesaving stations, and other aids to navigation; coastal historic sites; naval facilities; and contemporary communities exhibiting a distinct maritime culture.

THUNDER BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY AND UNDERWATER PRESERVE The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve, located in northern Lake Huron, provides a significant opportunity for applying a maritime cultural landscape as a conceptual framework for research and resource management. It is significant because of the quality of cultural resources and a commitment to federal/state/local partnerships. The Thunder Bay Underwater Preserve in 1981 became the first shipwreck protected area established by the State of Michigan.

5. 6. 7. 27 associations and relationships among various aspects of the living and nonliving resources; integration of the cultural past with the needs of present communities to better protect, manage, and sustain the landscape for the future; meaningful public interpretation of these associations and relationships within protected areas, museums, and visitor centers; stronger foundations for private-public partnerships within a landscape area; a geographic framework for analyzing social-cultural significance and making research-based decisions in allocating limited resources to research and resource management; a more systematic basis for evaluating geographic areas with maritime and coastal resources for designation as protected areas and heritage areas; a more systematic basis for evaluating the results of existing protected areas in protection and management of maritime cultural resources.

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