The Denbigh Project is an effort of the Institute
of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University in College Station.
J. Barto Arnold III, Institute of Nautical
Thomas Oertling, Galveston, Texas
Andrew Hall, Galveston, Texas
Special Thanks (in alphabetical
The Albert & Ethel
Herzstein Charitable Foundation of Houston
The Brown Foundation, Houston, Texas
Communities Foundation of Texas (Bill's Fund of the)
The Hillcrest Foundation, founded by Mrs. W. W. Caruth, Sr.
The Horlock Foundation, Houston, Texas
Houston Endowment, Inc.
The Strake Foundation of Houston, Texas
The Summerfield G. Roberts Foundation of Dallas
The Summerlee Foundation of Dallas
The Joseph Ballard Archeology Fund of Texas Historical Foundation
The Trull Foundation of Palacios, Texas
The investigators wish to give special thanks
to those who have assisted the Denbigh Project: Doug Nowell, Southwest Underwater
Archaeological Society (SUAS); John Luce, SUAS; Larry Sanders, SUAS; Leslie Opperman,
Texas A&M University at Galveston; Valerie Buford, Texas A&M University; Robert
Holcombe, Port Columbus Civil War Naval Center, Columbus, Georgia; Charles Peery,
Charleston, South Carolina; Edward Cotham, Houston; Stephen R. Wise, Parris Island,
South Carolina; and Kevin Foster, U.S. National Park Service, and Cheryl Ward, Texas
A&M University - Galveston.
A thank-you goes to Brian Perry of Breakthrough Communications of
Weatherford, Texas, who provided communications gear for use by project personnel during
the 2000 field season. Additional thanks go to Houston Cellular, Tom's Dive and Ski of Austin, Trimble Navigation Ltd,
U.S. Divers, Galveston Emergency Medical Services and the Galveston Fire Department for
their in-kind (and simply kind) contributions to the project.
A special thanks goes to Jerry Williams of Birkenhead, England, for his ongoing
contributions to historical research on Denbigh, the Laird shipyard, and other
blockade runners. Jerry's diligence is only matched by his enthusiasm for the
Finally, the Denbigh Project team
would like to thank Texas A&M University at
Galveston for its generous assistance throughout the course of the project, and
particularly during the 1999 Summer Field Season. Gig
'em, Sea Aggies!