Maritime History

Read the latest maritime history from around the world.

A canoe found by a Florida resident next to the Indian River during Hurricane Irma is being studied by archaeologists and is believed to be between 300 and 6,000 years old. Photo credit: Randy Shots via NBC News.

Irma Unearths Canoe

Hurricane Irma may have uncovered a piece of history in Florida when a dugout canoe was brought to the surface, NBC News reports.

USS SAN DIEGO (Armored Cruiser No. 6) photographed from an airplane in San Diego harbor, Calif., March 28, 1916. U.S. Navy Photo courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command.

Navy to Survey WWI Wreck

The Navy plans to survey the wreck of the cruiser USS SAN DIEGO which was sunk by a U-Boat off the coast of New York in 1918.


A team has located the wreckage of the US Navy cruiser that was one of the last great tragedies of World War II, USNI reports.

Fruitcake Never Goes Bad

Antarctic Heritage Trust conservators found a 100-year-old fruit cake among the artifacts from Cape Adare.

LUSITANIA's Telegraph

LUSITANIA Telegraph Recovered

The instrument is in good condition, but unlikely to shed light on why the ship sank so fast, The New York Times reports.



The country’s oldest warship is afloat again after a 2 year restoration, the Boston Globe reports.