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Author Naylor, Carl, 1948-

Title The day the johnboat went up the mountain : stories from my twenty years in South Carolina maritime archaeology / Carl Naylor.

Publication Info. Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, [2010]


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 259 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-247) and index.
Contents Twenty 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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Summary 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.
Subject Naylor, Carl, 1948-
University of South Carolina. Institute of Archeology and Anthropology -- Biography.
South Carolina -- Antiquities.
South Carolina -- History, Local.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- South Carolina.
Historic sites -- South Carolina.
Shipwrecks -- South Carolina -- History.
Underwater archaeology -- South Carolina.
Coastal archaeology -- South Carolina.
Archaeologists -- South Carolina -- Biography.
TRAVEL -- United States -- South -- South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
Other Form: Print version: Naylor, Carl. Day the johnboat went up the mountain. Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©2010 9781570038686 (DLC) 2009029585 (OCoLC)326486765
ISBN 9781611171341 (electronic bk.)
1611171342 (electronic bk.)
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