Adventures of America's Most Elite Underwater Archeology Team

Book - 2002 | 1st ed.
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Adventure nonfiction at its best by the co-author, with Gene Hackman, of Wake of the Perdido Star.

Submerged is Daniel Lenihan's remarkable story of 25 years as founder and head of the Submerged Cultural Resource Unit (SCRU)--ranging from ancient ruins covered by reservoirs in the desert Southwest to a World War II submarine off the Alaskan coast; from the Isle Royale shipwrecks in the frigid Lake Superior to the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor; from the HL Hunley, the first submarine in history to sink an enemy ship, in Charleston Harbor to the ships sunk by atomic bombs at Bikini Atoll, and much more.

Publisher: New York : Newmarket Press, c2002.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781557045058
Branch Call Number: 930.1028 LENIHAN
Characteristics: 287 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 24 cm.


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SPPL_János Mar 15, 2018

The original chief of the National Park Service's Submerged Cultural Resources Unit recounts how he parlayed his experience cave diving in Florida to establishing SCRU ("The best acronym in government"), a daring team of experts who document and survey shipwrecks and other underwater heritage. Their missions take them from western reservoirs to the warm waters of Biscayne and Dry Tortugas National Parks, and to the frigid depths off Isle Royale. Collaborations with the U.S. Navy take them from the U.S.S. Arizona in Pearl Harbor to World War II materiel sunk in the Aleutians and Micronesia. Like survey work, this enthralling book barely has time to scratch the surface before zipping to another corner of the earth, leaving both the SCRU team and the reader wishing there were time to linger and learn more.


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