Scuba divers have recently damaged a sunken Revolutionary War British ship in Newport Harbor, USA in an apparent search for artifacts. The looting took place 20 feet underwater at the site of one of about a dozen transport ships that the British scuttled while fleeing Newport in 1778.
The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, a group of volunteer divers led by archaeologist and marine historian D.K. Abbass [see Cook’s Log, page 1946, vol. 25, no. 2 (2002)], has spent several years trying to confirm whether one of the ships is the Endeavour.
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Originally published in Cook's Log, page 2010, volume 25, number 4 (2002).
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