By Jason M. Burns

Historical archaeologists are in a special place to investigate either historic files and archaeological info so as to generate hypotheses and draw conclusions. during this paintings, the information not just supplied the background of the send "Catharine" but additionally the industrial, social and political environments during which the send used to be equipped and employed.


This paintings focuses not just at the shipwreck and the wrecking occasion, yet at the background and archaeology of a unmarried send. With this improved view, the examine additionally delves into:
*International shipbuilding;
*The fight for dominance within the send alternate within the 19th century.

This e-book could be of curiosity to underwater, historic and cultural archaeologists, social historians, cultural historical past managers and archaeologists operating within the southeastern United States.

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8. Iron Knees Six iron knees (also known as vertical iron hanging knees) are scattered about the vessel's bow area and on top of the ballast pile. These knees are "heavy right angles of iron ... 6) (Stone, 1993:30). Interior iron strengthening works were utilized as early as 1707 on French vessels and were common on Canadian-built wooden vessels constructed between the 1830s and the 1870s (Goodwin, 2002; Stone, 1993:30; Greenhill, 1988:112; Stammers, 2001:115). 1 m) in length. , 2001:119). As opposed to bulky wooden timbers, interior ironwork strengthened wooden vessels and saved valuable cargo space, thereby increasing profits.

7 cm) in thickness. 7 cm) thick. One side of the support timber is straight, while the other side is concave. This timber resembles an arch. 2 cm) in diameter. Likely, this object may have covered an opening such as a companionway or a lumber port. 1 m) off the port side of the vessel's remains. 5cm) deep. Sand has 52 Chapter 4 filled in and around the two surviving pieces. Due to its relative closeness to the site, it is thought to be associated with Catharine. The remains may represent a fresh water tank or a large steam box.

4cm) long iron fasteners remain in the base. The original location of the bollards within the hull could not be conclusively determined. No fastener holes were observed in the ceiling planking immediately below or near the collapsed bollard. The bollards may have originated at deck level and fell as the site deteriorated. Alternatively, the set may have been fastened below deck to a sturdy structure such as the keelson. This interpretation is suggested by the fact that the ship carried lumber whose loading would have been facilitated by tackle attached to the bollards in the hold.

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