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Acknowledgements, Credits and Thank-Yous

The Denbigh Project is an effort of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University in College Station.

Principal Investigator
J. Barto Arnold III, Institute of Nautical Archaeology, TAMU

Co-Principal Investigator
Thomas Oertling, Galveston, Texas

Co-Principal Investigator
Andrew Hall, Galveston, Texas

Special Thanks (in alphabetical order) to:

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 project.

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!



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"An Extremely Fast Boat" | The "Mobile Packet" | A "Bold Rascal" | Denbigh Today
Denbigh's Crew | The Erlanger Loan | Birkenhead-Built: An Unrivaled Legacy
Denbigh Primary Source Documents | Galveston During the Civil War | Denbigh, Clwyd, Wales
The U.S. Coast Survey and the Blockade, 1861 | The Ship's Library: Recommended Reading
Running the Blockade Into Galveston: A Personal Narrative | Denbigh Day-by-Day
Denbigh Portrait | Official Number 28,647 | Valve Chest Animation (300kb) | Investors
Links of Interest | Denbigh F.A.Q. | Denbigh's Engines | Denbigh's Boiler
Feathering Sidewheel


April 27-28 Side Scan Survey | May 7-10 Site Mapping
June 16-17 Sub-Bottom Profiling | Site Mapping, July 9-12, 1998 | Dive Trip, October 18-30, 1998
Underwater Images | 1999 Summer Field Season | Denbigh Site Plan
Jerry Williams Speaking Tour | Denbigh Project Benefit Dinner |
Denbigh Artifacts | 2000 Field Crew | 2000 Field Crew Photo Album |
The Denbigh Wreck Site: A Quicktime VR Panaorama
Connecting Rod Recovery, July 22-24, 2000 | Modeling a Shipwreck
Credits & Thank-Yous

J. Barto Arnold et al. 1998-2000, The Denbigh Project, World Wide Web,
Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M University, E-mail: (  
Tuesday, November 13, 2001 Revision.

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