||Jason M. Burns
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This work by Jason Burns is focusing on the shipwrecking events and on the history as well as the archaeology of a single vessel. The publication provides readers with the information on the international shipping and struggle for dominance in the maritime shipping in the XIX century. The author has successfully used a wealth of the historical information and data together with the results obtained in the course of the numerous archaeological surveys to shed the light on the wreck of a XIX-century merchant ship off Pensacola, Florida, US, offering readers a very interesting story, well-written and researched... Stroll along the white sands of Santa Rosa Island on Florida's Panhandle, gaze out to the clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, then close your eyes and imagine this scene: at daybreak the storm has abated, but heavy seas still pound the beach... In his book the author, Jason Burns, used the very wide assortment of historical data along with the results of various archaeological surveys in order to tell the readers the fascinating story of the shipwreck happened to a XIX-century merchant vessel "Catharine" not far from Pensacola, Florida. He offers a very interesting reading, well written and researched.