Maple Leaf shipwreck NHL: Project "Rapid Artifact ID"


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WOW, super artifacts. My video loaded at 35 seconds. Fascinating variety, especially the coin silver spoons, claw pipe bowl, toothbrushes, bottles... a great look into a preserved time period. Incredible. Thank you for sharing.
 

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Now for Civilwartalk's consideration.
There's no point in having historic site designations and protections if the regulatory agencies involved ignore them.

The Corps of Engineers is particularly problematic in this regard, given that their primary mission of maintaining and optimizing navigable waterways for vessel traffic and other commercial concerns, often runs in direct conflict with the preservation of historic shipwreck sites and other cultural and natural resources. The CofE employs archaeologists explicitly for the purpose of reviewing projects like those of TW Telecom and BellSouth, and preventing things like this in the first place. If the allegations in this document are correct, they failed dramatically in that duty to the public.

Added: This report should go as well to the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research in Tallahassee, and to the Underwater Archaeology Branch of the U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command. Although Maple Leaf was not a U.S. naval vessel, this is certainly something the UAB needs to be aware of.
 
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I agree. In three days the State will be notified officially. But, the SHPO has known about this since January. This is a Nation Wide Problem, i.e. Nation Wide Permt. A Contributing problem is Excutive Orders to "DeRegulate Regulatory Agencies". The "Notice" is intended to test the extent to which governmental agencies will enforce those laws they are obligated to do. If they do nothing, then all our cultural historic resources Nationally are in jeopardy. Rest assured, the authors of this document would not have sent it if it were not known to be FACTUAL. In time there may be litigation. Let us wait and see what actually becomes of this. Maple Leaf NHL will not go away. The telecommunications cables will not go away. Their juxtaposition will not change. Time will be our greatest benefactor. "All the world is contained between the two small words, "Hope and Wait."

It is not the transgression to this nationally significant cultural resource that our attentions are focused upon. But, rather the negligence of those State, Federal, and private interests and their disregard of our historic preservation laws.
 
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