The Dublin Port Diving Bell

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The Dublin Port Diving Bell by Cormac F. Lowth This article was first published in The International Journal of Diving History, Volume 3, Number 1, July 2010   In  the  nineteenth  century,  several  factors  combined,  which  both  facilitated  and  necessitated  the expansion of the Port of Dublin. The seaward approaches to Dublin Port have always […]

The Crescent City

Mexican Silver Dollars at Galley Head P.O’Sullivan, Bandon – 1 November 2006 In 1870, The Liverpool and Mississippi Steamship Company took possession of a new ship, The Crescent City, which had been built at McMillan’s yard in Dumbarton near Glasgow. The Crescent City and her contemporaries had some very unusual features that harked back to […]

Shipwrecks from the Egyptian Red Sea – Book Review

Shipwrecks from the Egyptian Red Sea Ned Middleton; Illustrated by Rico Oldfield   Ned Middleton is a well known wreck enthusiast and renowned researcher. Lavishly illustrated, accompanied by good charts and with Rico Oldfield illustrations. This is a deluxe production and full credit must go to the publisher for a book of this standard. The […]