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The Day the Johnboat Went up the Mountain: Stories from My Twenty Years in South Carolina Maritime Archaeology

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Combining his skills as a veteran journalist and well-practiced storyteller with his two decades of underwater adventures in maritime archaeology, Carl Naylor offers a candid account of remarkable discoveries in the Palmetto State's history and prehistory. Through a mix of personal anecdotes and archaeological data, Naylor's memoir documents his experiences in the service of the Maritime Research Division of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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The Day the Johnboat Went up the Mountain: Stories from My Twenty Years in South Carolina Maritime Archaeology

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Combining his skills as a veteran journalist and well-practiced storyteller with his two decades of underwater adventures in maritime archaeology, Carl Naylor offers a candid account of remarkable discoveries in the Palmetto State's history and prehistory. Through a mix of personal anecdotes and archaeological data, Naylor's memoir documents his experiences in the service of the Maritime Research Division of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology.
This insightful survey of Naylor's distinguished career is highlighted by his firsthand account of serving as diving officer for the raising of the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley in 1996 and the subsequent investigation of its victim, the USS Housatonic. He also recounts tales of dredging the bottom of an Allendale County creek for evidence of the earliest Paleoindians, exploring the waters of Port Royal Sound for a French corsair wrecked in 1577, searching for evidence of Hernando de Soto's travels through South Carolina in 1540, and other explorations. Naylor's narrative serves as an authoritative personal account of South Carolina's ongoing efforts to discover and preserve evidence of its own remarkable maritime history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611171426
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 8/31/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


A U.S. Navy veteran, Carl Naylor worked as a South Carolina newspaper journalist and a diving instructor before he joined the staff of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, where he is diving supervisor and archaeologist assistant for its Maritime Research Division.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Twenty Years and Counting 1

The Lewisfield - No, Two Cannon - No, Little Landing Wreck Site 5

Mud Sucks 22

The Day the Johnboat Went up the Mountain 42

Hobcaw Shipyard 55

Dredging for the First Americans 69

The Upside-Down Wreck 79

Salvage License #32 91

The Wreck of the SS William Lawrence 108

Hobby Divers 116

Joe and the Alligator 133

Brown's Ferry Vessel Arrives in Georgetown 139

Those Darn Dugouts 149

The Hunley, the Housatonic, and the Indian Chief 158

The Mysterious French Cargo Site 167

The Cooper River Anchor Farm 173

Mowing the Lawn 180

Man Overboard - Not! 187

"Never Sausage an Artifact" 207

Sexy Wrecks 215

Bibliography 233

Index 249

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