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SHIPWRECK. The loss of a vessel at sea, either. by being swallowed up by the waves, by running against another vessel or thing at sea, or on the coast. Vide Naufrage; Wreck.

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Of course I don't shout that fact on the housetops," the Captain addressed me pointedly, "any more than our friend his shipwreck adventure.
And across the table with his air of watchful, unmoved benevolence, enough in itself to arouse one's interest, there was the man with the story of a shipwreck that mustn't be shouted on housetops.
He seemed to present a shipwreck (although some were not technically "wrecks") and then moved on to a larger discussion of world events.
The British shipwreck named Thistlegorm in Sharm el-Sheikh is a clear example of a great diving place.
Given that coastal waters are typically shallow, often sediment-laden, and where most shipwrecks occur, this new shipwreck detection method could prove useful for marine archaeologists.
Fishing and Shipwreck Heritage: Marine Archaeology's Greatest Threat?
The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage is about to launch a new project that will involve the upgrading of the Kyrenia Shipwreck Gallery within Kyrenia Castle.
It was a lost shipwreck that could have been long forgotten or could have forever vanished if not for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that found and announced the location of the underwater wreck in the San Francisco Bay in the U.
students helped a team of archaeologists recover two 300-year old cannons from the shipwreck of the Queen Anne's Revenge off the coast of Atlantic Beach, N.
To that end, we periodically produce a booklet called "A Diver's Guide to Michigan Underwater Preserves" and share shipwreck preservation and documentation practices as well as resource management information with interested divers, historians, and the general public.
While tagging Shipwreck completes an amazing trifecta for this down-to-earth Iowan, in my opinion the story behind this deer easily tops his other monsters.
THE landlocked Midlands is about to be hit by stormy weather as the Royal Shakespeare Company prepare for The Shipwreck Trilogy.