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A Civil War Gunboat in Pacific WatersLife Aboard the USS Saginaw$
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Hans Konrad Van Tilburg

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813035161

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813035161.001.0001

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Afterword

Afterword

Legacy and Shipwrecks

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A Civil War Gunboat in Pacific Waters
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Hans Konrad Van Tilburg

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813035161.003.0009

For the tale of the USS Saginaw and her crew, maritime heritage falls under three different themes: what we choose to remember from the historical narrative (re-created here from documentary record); what we have left from the event as artifacts on shore; and what the sea has kept for us hidden beneath the waves. And all of these are associated with specific geographical locations: the National Archives; the Naval Academy at Annapolis; Mare Island, California; and Midway and Kure atolls. The legacy of the USS Saginaw and all of her Pacific passages lives on in these different ways.

Keywords:   shipwrecks, USS Saginaw, artifacts, geographical locations, archives, U.S. Navy

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