Russian ship sinks, killing over 100

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An unlicensed, overcrowded Russian excursion boat sank on Sunday in the Volga River.  The boat also had defective engines and was reportedly already listing to the starboard side when it departed.  Russian authorities are conducting a criminal investigation into the cause of the disaster.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/russian-ship-that-sank-was-unlicensed-overcrowded/2011/07/11/gIQA7hoY8H_story.html?hpid=z3

Arrr! Queen Anne's Revenge anchor to be recovered

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An attempt to raise one of the anchors from Blackbeard’s famous ship Queen Anne’s Revenge will be made today.  The ship sank off the coast of Beaufort, NC in 1718.  The wreck currently sits in about 20 feet of water.  For more information check out these articles:

http://www.salon.com/wires/us/2011/05/27/D9NFMOO80_us_blackbeard_s_ship/index.html   Read more

Piece of ship washes ashore in Michigan

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A piece from a possible 19th-century shipwreck washed ashore at Grand Mere State Park in Stevensville, Michigan near Lake Michigan.  Experts believe the piece could have come from a large steamboat, a schooner’s yawl boat, or even a Mackinaw boat used in the fur trade.  Check out these links for video and photos of the wreck.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2010/12/29/dnt.ship.relic.washes.up.wndu?hpt=C2   Read more