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Links to Florida Maritime History, Tourism and Preservation Websites
Links to Websites of Shipwrecks Featured in this Itinerary
Selected Bibliography for Florida Shipwrecks
Children's Literature

Links to Florida Maritime History, Tourism and Preservation Websites

Florida Maritime Heritage Trail
The inspiration for this National Register travel itinerary, the Florida Maritime Heritage Trail includes several of the shipwrecks featured in this itinerary, as well as forts, lighthouses, ports, coastal communities and environments.

Florida's Official Travel Planning Website to plan your vacation in the Sunshine State.

Florida Archaeology: Underwater Archaeological Preserves
A statewide system of underwater parks featuring shipwrecks and other historic sites.

NPS Submerged Resources Center
This program inventories and evaluates submerged resources in the National Park System and assists other agencies, nationally and internationally, with underwater heritage resource issues.

NPS Maritime Heritage Program
Advancing awareness and understanding of the role of maritime affairs in the history of the United States.

NPS Archeology and Ethnograhy Program: Preserving a Submerged Legacy
Inventory of online articles and technical assistance for the preservation of underwater archeology.

NPS Southeast Archeological Center: Underwater Archeology
Investigates and protects significant shipwrecks and other submerged resources in our National Parks.

Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP)
Learn more about maritime archaeology in America's oldest port, St. Augustine, conducted by archaeologists at the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum. Visit the museum to see the historic light station and displays of artifacts from shipwrecks lost on Florida's First Coast.

Marine Archaeological Research and Conservation (MARC)
A non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of our maritime heritage.

.Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Explore, discover and experience the Florida Keys marine environment, particularly through the Florida Keys Shipwreck Trail.

National Parks in Florida
Dry Tortugas National Park, Biscayne National Park and Gulf Islands National Seashore protect several shipwrecks.

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER)
The HABS/HAER program documents important architectural, engineering and industrial sites throughout the United States and its territories. Their collections are archived at the Library of Congress and available online.

National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers
The professional association of the State government officials who carry out the national historic preservation program as delegates of the Secretary of the Interior pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest national nonprofit preservation organization.

Historic Hotels of America
A feature of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Heritage Traveler program that provides information on historic hotels and package tours in the vicinity of this itinerary.

National Park Service Office of Tourism
National Parks have been interwoven with tourism from their earliest days. This website highlights the ways in which the National Park Service promotes and supports sustainable, responsible, informed, and managed visitor use through cooperation and coordination with the tourism industry.

National Scenic Byways Program
This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways Florida Keys Scenic Highway website for more ideas.

Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itineraries 
Other travel itineraries in the National Park Service's ongoing series include many historic destinations that you can visit online or in person.  Each itinerary spotlights a different geographic region, community, or theme.

Teaching with Historic Places
This website, maintained by the National Park Service, offers online classroom-ready place-based lesson plans created by historians and educators to help teachers use historic places in the classroom.  Each lesson is linked to national standards for history and the social studies.

Links to Websites of Wrecks Featured in this Itinerary 

Selected Bibliography for Florida Shipwrecks

Berg, Daniel. Florida Shipwrecks: The Diver's Guide to Shipwrecks Around the State of Florida and the Florida Keys. Baldwin, New York: Aqua Explorers, 1991.

de San Miguel, Fray Andrés. An Early Florida Adventure Story. Translated by John H. Hann. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida, 2000.

Gould, Richard A. Archaeology and the Social History of Ships. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Lenihan, Daniel J. and John D. Brooks. Underwater Wonders of the National Parks. Oakland, California: Compass American Guides, 1998.

Marx, Robert F. Shipwrecks of the Western Hemisphere: 1492-1825. New York: D. McKay Co, 1975.

Shepard, Birse. Lore of the Wreckers. Boston: Beacon Press, 1961.

Singer, Steven D. Shipwrecks of Florida: A Comprehensive Listing. Sarasota, Florida: Pineapple Press, 1998.

Children's Literature

Blackman, Steve. Ships and Shipwrecks. New York: Franklin Watts, 1993.

Delgado, James P. Native American Shipwrecks. Danbury, Connecticut: Franklin Watts, 2000.

-----------. Shipwrecks from the Westward Movement. Danbury, Connecticut: Franklin Watts, 2000.

-----------.Wrecks of American Warships. Danbury, Connecticut: Franklin Watts, 2000.

Smith, K.C. Ancient Shipwrecks. Danbury, Connecticut: Franklin Watts, 2000.

-----------. Exploring for Shipwrecks. Danbury, Connecticut: Franklin Watts, 2000.

-----------. Shipwrecks of the Explorers. Danbury, Connecticut: Franklin Watts, 2000.

Please Remember

When diving, always display the "diver down" flag and use mooring buoys to prevent anchor damage to the wreck sites. Brochures and laminated underwater field guides are available from dive shops for many of the shipwrecks included in this travel itinerary.

All of the shipwreck sites mentioned in this travel itinerary are historic properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places. As with all historic and archeological sites on public uplands or submerged bottomlands, the shipwreck sites are protected by Federal and/or Florida laws that forbid disturbance, excavation or removal of artifacts without proper authorization. Living coral also are protected by law in Florida and must not be disturbed. Violators of Federal and/or Florida laws are subject to prosecution. For information about Florida's requirements, contact:

Bureau of Archaeological Research
Division of Historical Resources
Florida Department of State
500 South Bronough St .
Tallahassee , FL 32399-0250

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