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From a Watery Grave: The Discovery and Excavation of La Salle's Shipwreck, La Belle

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On a frigid, stormy day in February of 1686, a small French sailing ship lost control and ran aground in Matagorda Bay. More than 300 years later, Texas Historical Commission archeologists discovered La Belle's resting place. This title tells a tale of nautical adventure in the seventeenth century.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published December 5th 2006 by Texas A University Press (first published March 7th 2005)
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Theresa
Sep 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a fascinating book. Filled with color photos, b&w drawings and is very well explained. The story starts with a brief history of the travels and sinking of the La Belle then continues with the discovery, excavation and the ongoing preservation of the wreak.

I first saw the La Belle after it had been transferred to permanent display at the Bob Bullock museum in Austin TX. I had taken some visiting family members to see our wonderful museum. After talking to the very nice, well-informe
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Carolyn Appleton
Mar 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was written by longtime friends, internationally renowned archaeologist Jim Bruseth and wife, scholar and co-author, Toni Turner. My humble comments cannot compare to the four prestigious book awards this tome has received: 2009 James Deetz Book Award, Society for Historical Archaeology; 2006 Book Award, Society of American Archaeology; 2006 Deolece Parmelee Award, Texas Historical Foundation; and the 2005 Presidio la Bahía Award, The Sons of the Republic of Texas. Suffice it to say, t ...more
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