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Huge cluster of shipwrecks in small Maryland bay gives rise to a

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Kayakers who take to the Potomac River as the weather gets warmer could find themselves immersed in floating history, if the tide is right. An ill-fated fleet of wooden steam ships has been rotting away in the brackish water......
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Coffee’s Dark History, the Sinking of the World’s Most Glamorous Ship and Other New Books to Read | History

Smithsonian
In times of stress, coffee acts as many individuals’ comfort food, a caffeine-fueled coping mechanism enabled by a culture that has placed the drink within reach of nearly anyone looking for a fix. But few realize that the beloved beverage’s history is marred by exploitation and violence—a dark past strikingly......
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Divers Recover More Than 350 Artifacts From the HMS ‘Erebus’ Shipwreck | Science

Smithsonian
Braving water temperatures that dipped below freezing, divers spent nearly four weeks off the coast of Nunavut in northern Canada last summer exploring the HMS Erebus. The ship sank during the doomed Franklin Expedition of the 1840s, when British naval captain Sir John Franklin and his crew searched for the......
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The Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff | History

Smithsonian
By the time the Soviet Union advanced on Germany’s eastern front in January of 1945, it was clear the advantage in World War II was with the Allies. The fall of the Third Reich was by this point inevitable; Berlin would succumb within months. Among the German populace, stories of......
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A Shipwreck Off Florida’s Coast Pits Archaeologists Against Treasure Hunters | History

Smithsonian
This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at hakaimagazine.com. Most visitors come to Cape Canaveral, on the northeast coast of Florida, for the tourist attractions. It’s home to the second-busiest cruise ship port in the world......

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