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Submerged Cultural Resource Management : Preserving and Interpreting Our Maritime Heritage - James D. Spirek

Submerged Cultural Resource Management

Preserving and Interpreting Our Maritime Heritage

By: James D. Spirek (Editor), Della A. Scott-Ireton (Editor)

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Published: 31st July 2003
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This vital book is a collection on the various ways archaeologists and resource managers have devised to make available and interpret submerged cultural resources for the public, such as underwater archaeological preserves, shipwreck trails, and land-based interpretive media and literature. The concept of preserves, parks, and trails has proven to be an effective and popular method of public education and heritage tourism with the end result being a greater public understanding of the value of preserving and protecting shipwrecks, and other submerged cultural resources, for the future. Within each contribution, the authors focus on:
-legislation;
-economic benefits;
-interpretation methods;
-problems and successes;
-future directions regarding their preserve, park, or trail programs.

Various approaches to the concept have been explored and this book is an effort to make available our experiences in the management of submerged cultural resources for the public.
This volume is an invaluable resource to underwater archaeologists, cultural and heritage resource managers, museum and heritage educators and those studying these professions.

"James Spirek and Della Scott-Ireton have compiled and edited what is to my knowledge the first published source describing the scope and breadth of today's underwater heritage trails and preserves. Each chapter reflects both the strengths and weaknesses of various strategies that have been attempted for the public interpretation and preservation of historic sites in aquatic environments. Not only will this book serve to document the progress of those strategies, but it will offer new directions for cultural resource management on future frontiers."
(Roger C. Smith, from the Foreword)

Introductionp. 1
Theory and Conceptp. 3
Underwater Parks Versus Preserves: Data or Accessp. 5
The Maritime Cultural Landscape of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preservep. 17
A Review of Cultural Resource Management Experiences in Presenting Canada's Submerged Heritagep. 29
Preserves and Parksp. 43
Historic Shipwreck Preserves in Marylandp. 45
From National Tragedy to Cultural Treasure: The USS Huron Historic Shipwreck Preservep. 59
The Visitor Schemes on the Historic Shipwrecks of the Swan and HMS Dartmouth, Sound of Mull, Scotland (UK)p. 71
Lake Champlain's Underwater Historic Preserve Program: Reasonable Access to Appropriate Sitesp. 85
Florida's Underwater Archaeological Preservesp. 95
Beneath Pictured Rocksp. 107
Trailsp. 119
Shipwreck Trails: Public Ownership of a Unique Resource?p. 121
Maritime Heritage Trails in Australia: An Overview and Critique of the Interpretive Programsp. 135
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Shipwreck Trail: A Model for Multiple-Use Resource Managementp. 151
Maritime Heritage on Display: Underwater Examples from South Carolinap. 165
Conclusionp. 177
Appendix Ap. 179
Indexp. 181
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ISBN: 9780306478567
ISBN-10: 0306478560
Series: The Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 185
Published: 31st July 2003
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.67