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Judge: Salvage Firm Can Recover Titanic’s Telegraph Machine

NORFOLK — A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that a salvage firm can retrieve the Marconi wireless telegraph machine that broadcast distress calls from the sinking Titanic ocean liner. In an order released Monday, U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach …

Blackbeard’s Ship Case About Images Returns to Trial Court

RALEIGH, N.C.– A treasure hunter who accuses the state of North Carolina of misusing his images from Blackbeard’s flagship says he’ll ask for 10 times the damages he originally sought, now that a court ruling has come down in his …

S.S. Hudson Found 118 Years After Sinking in Lake Superior Gale

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Flags flew at half-mast as the freighter Hudson passed through the Duluth ship canal on a mid-September day just over 118 years ago. The crew of the ship was paying their respects to President William McKinley, …

Italy Wraps Up Probe of Cruise Liner Shipwreck

Prosecutors in Tuscany have officially finished their probe of the Costa Concordia shipwreck that killed 32 people off the Italian coast. Prosecutors deposited some 50,000 pages of evidence Thursday with court officials. The evidence includes testimony, experts’ reports and a …

Concordia Captain: Distraction Figured in Crash

The captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia said in an interview broadcast Tuesday that he was distracted by a phone conversation shortly before the cruise liner crashed into a reef off an Italian island and capsized, killing 32 people. Francesco …