Winner, 2016 Secretary's learn Award, backed by means of the Smithsonian establishment - presented for author's contributions to research
the 1st oceangoing yacht ever in-built the US, Cleopatra’s Barge, persevered many incarnations over her eight-year lifestyles, from Mediterranean excitement cruiser to a Hawaiian king’s own yacht.
The famed send, from time to time additionally a Christian missionary delivery, pirate send, getaway automobile, software of international relations, and racing yacht, wrecked on a reef in Hanalei Bay on April 6, 1824.
acquiring the 1st underwater archaeological allows ever issued by means of the nation of Hawai‘i, a staff of divers from the Smithsonian establishment situated, surveyed, and excavated the wrecked send from 1995 to 2000.
The 1,250 plenty of artifacts from the shipwreck signify the one identified fabric tradition from the reign of King Kamehameha II (Liholiho), laying off mild at the little-documented transitional interval from outdated Hawai‘i to overseas impact and tradition. even though Liholiho governed Hawai‘i for just a few brief years, his abolition of taboos and admission of the Boston Christian missionaries into his country planted the seeds for profound adjustments in Hawaiian culture.
Richly illustrated, Shipwrecked in Paradise tells the tale of the ship’s existence in Hawai‘i, from her 1820 sale to Liholiho to her discovery and excavation.