Blue Water Ventures International and Endurance Exploration Group Operations Team Recover Coins and Artifacts From Lost Steamship
JACKSONVILLE, FL, Jan. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blue Water Ventures International (OTC PINK: BWVI), and Endurance Exploration Group (OTCQB: EXPL) are pleased to announce they have begun recovery of coins and other artifacts from a shipwreck site believed to be the Pulaski, a paddlewheel steamship that sank in the waters off North Carolina June 18, 1838.
The coins being found by the operations dive team are dated no later than 1836 and consist of early United States silver issues AND Spanish silver coins from the late 1700’s. These recoveries provide further evidence that will lead to the identity of this shipwreck. “Discovery of these coins and other artifacts validate the methodology of our recovery plan. We are looking forward to these next months, as our team continues to recover this shipwreck, bringing pieces of our past back to the present,” states Keith Webb, President of Blue Water Ventures International.
The value of Joan Howard's collection of artifacts has appreciated beyond $1m. Photo: 7 News
By Joseph Catanzaro
Deep beneath the badlands of Palestine, alone in a darkened tomb, Joan Howard crawled forward on her stomach in search of lost treasures.
It was the late 1960s, a turbulent time in the Middle East, but the thrill of discovery drove Mrs. Howard deeper into the grave.
Sluggish scorpions scattered and clacked amid the bones of the ancient dead as she scooped artefacts and the detritus of ages into a bucket.
Only when it was full did she inch backwards. Ten meters above her, at the top of a vertical shaft hewn out of the desert bedrock, a colleague began to winch her swaying bucket of artefacts to the surface.
Five decades and thousands of kilometers away from that moment, sitting in the tastefully decorated surrounds of her riverside apartment in Perth this week, Mrs. Howard smiles and hefts a mummy mask pulled from the sucking sands of Egypt on one of her many expeditions.
525 years ago, Christopher Columbus first came to the continent that would later be called America aboard three ships: Santa Maria, La Niña and Pinta. In spite of being so important for the history of the humanity, there are no remains of its existence in any museum.
For centuries, archaeologists and treasure hunters have tried to find them without success. Why?
Poor conservation conditions
The travel notes of the Genoese Admiral note that the most important vessel - the Santa Maria - ran aground during its first voyage on the coast of what is now Haiti and Columbus ordered to use its wood to build Fort Christmas, the first Spanish population in the New Continent.
Three years ago, the American marine explorer Barry Clifford believed he had found his remains, but UNESCO denied this information when he concluded that they were from a later period.
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