Shipwrecked in Paradise: Cleopatra’s Barge in Hawai’i

Shipwrecked in Paradise: Cleopatra’s Barge in Hawai’i Hist Arch (2017) 51:589–590 BOOK REVIEW Paul F. Johnston, Texas A&M University Press, College Station, 2015. 216 pp., 210 color photos, 4 b&w photos, 3 maps, 27 line drawings, bibliog., index. $39.95 cloth Ronald Grayson Accepted: 3 October 2017 /Published online: 24 October 2017 Society for Historical Archaeology 2017 Paul F. Johnston’sbook Shipwrecked in Paradise: interest in Cleopatra’sBarge. The author became Cleopatra’sBarge in Hawai’i recounts his search for acquainted with the ship at the Peabody Museum in the first oceangoing yacht made in America that came Salem, Massachusetts, through the search and excava- to rest in Hanalei Bay, Kauai’I, in Hawaii after being the tion of the wreck under the auspices of the Smithsonian pride and joy of King Kamehameha II. In Johnston’s Institution. This chapter focuses on the five seasons of words, “[t]hese artifacts represent the only material cul- fieldwork in Hanalei Bay, Hawaii (1995–1999). The ture from the brief reign of King Kamehameha II, a work was groundbreaking since it was the first excava- member of our nation’s only authentic royalty” (p. 92). tion conducted under a permit issued by the State of The book seeks to provide as complete a record as Hawaii for scientific Historical Archaeology Springer Journals

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