A Colonial Shipwreck in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

Jennifer McKinnon, Sarah Nahabedian, Jason Raupp

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Previous underwater cultural heritage investigations conducted in the western Pacific's Northern Mariana Islands largely focused on the submerged World War Two remains, despite the islands' rich colonial history. The island chain was the setting of numerous historical occupations including indigenous Chamorro populations, Spain, Germany, Japan and the United States, all of which created a lasting maritime heritage legacy on land and under water. This paper presents the first colonial shipwreck investigation to be undertaken by archaeologists and fills a gap in our history and knowledge of the Mariana Islands' pre-World War Two era.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-104
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016


  • Colonial shipwreck
  • Cultural heritage management
  • Mariana Islands
  • Saipan


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