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Author Johnston, Paul Forsythe, 1950- author

Title Shipwrecked in paradise : Cleopatra's Barge in Hawaiʻi / Paul F. Johnston
Edition First edition
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series Ed Rachal Foundation nautical archaeology series
Ed Rachal Foundation nautical archaeology series.
Contents The bleeding edge -- A million pounds of sandalwood -- The ship structure and equipment -- The finds -- Shipwrecked in paradise
Summary The first oceangoing yacht ever built in America, Cleopatra's Barge, endured many incarnations over her eight-year life, from Mediterranean pleasure cruiser to a Hawaiian king's personal yacht. The famed ship, at times also a Christian missionary transport, pirate ship, getaway vehicle, instrument of diplomacy, and racing yacht, wrecked on a reef in Hanalei Bay on April 6, 1824. Obtaining the first underwater archaeological permits ever issued by the state of Hawai'i, a team of divers from the Smithsonian Institution located, surveyed, and excavated the wrecked ship from 1995 to 2000. The 1,25
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Kamehameha II, King of the Hawaiian Islands, 1797-1824.
Cleopatra's Barge (Yacht)
Historic ships -- Hawaii.
Underwater archaeology -- Hawaii -- Hanalei.
Hanalei (Hawaii) -- Antiquities.
Hawaii -- History -- To 1893.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 162349284X (electronic bk.)
9781623492847 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover (printed case) ; alk. paper)
(hardcover (printed case) ; alk. paper)