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From Wheel House to Counting HouseEssays in Maritime Business History in Honour of Professor Peter Neville Davies$
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Lewis R. Fischer

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780969588511

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9780969588511.001.0001

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The Mary and the Lady Lansdowne

The Mary and the Lady Lansdowne

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(p.267) The Mary and the Lady Lansdowne
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From Wheel House to Counting House
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Michael K. Stammers

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780969588511.003.0011

Michael Stammers writes about Peter Davies’ pioneering role in the development of nautical archaeology in the region, focusing on two significant achievements – the excavations of the Royal Yacht Mary and the paddle steamer Lady Lansdowne. Stammers argues that Davies’ efforts to ensure material collected from both wreckages was recovered and preserved at museum level influenced sports divers and government legislation, ultimately protecting Britain’s underwater maritime heritage.

Keywords:   Merseyside, Liverpool Maritime History, Nautical Archaeology, Wreckage

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