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150 Year Old Wine Uncorked At Charleston Event

150 Year Old Wine Uncorked At Charleston Event

A wine bottle recovered from the 1864 wreck of the Civil War blockade runner Mary-Celestia was opened on Friday [Mar 6] at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival in South Carolina, with the reviews of the 150-year-old wine including the terms “sulfur bouquet with distinct notes of saltwater and gasoline” and “a mixture of day old crab water with... Read more of this article

Video: Lili Bermuda Perfume Launch In NY

Video: Lili Bermuda Perfume Launch In NY

A video has surfaced online showing the perfume launch held in New York on September 23rd, with the video highlighting the presence of actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, while providing a quick glimpse into the event. In September 1864, exactly 150 years ago, the Mary Celestia, a Civil War Blockade Runner sailing to Charleston, South Carolina, sank off the... Read more of this article

Lili Bermuda To Unveil Perfume In New York

Lili Bermuda To Unveil Perfume In New York

A 150 year-old perfume discovered recently in a Bermuda shipwreck has been successfully re-created and now will be available for purchase in a limited edition collection. Lili Bermuda will unveil the fragrance tomorrow night [Sept 23] at an exclusive Tribeca event. The New York City beauty and travel industry press have been invited to attend, and the... Read more of this article

Photos: 150-Year-Old Perfume Unveiled

Photos: 150-Year-Old Perfume Unveiled

A 150 year-old fragrance discovered in a South Shore shipwreck was uncapped at the brand new Lili Bermuda perfume store on July 1, after being analyzed by some of the world’s foremost fragrance industry experts. The Piesse & Lubin fragrance was discovered in near mint condition in 2011 during a dive at the Mary Celestia shipwreck; it was then... Read more of this article

Resurrecting A Long-Lost 19th Century Fragrance

Resurrecting A Long-Lost 19th Century Fragrance

[Updated with video] Some of the world’s foremost fragrance industry experts have analyzed a pair of 150 year-old perfumes discovered in a shipwreck off Bermuda and now will create a replica of the scent, making 19th Century perfume available to the public for the first time. The process of revealing the ancient find to the world begins with a cover... Read more of this article

Google Adds Underwater Shipwreck Imagery

Google Adds Underwater Shipwreck Imagery

[Updated] Google has added undersea Street View imagery of the wreck of the paddle steamer Mary Celesta to Google Maps, allowing the general public to get a look at one of Bermuda’s most famous shipwrecks without even getting their feet wet. The Marie Celesta is one of Bermuda’s most celebrated and infamous shipwrecks. A civil war era paddle... Read more of this article

Archaeology Magazine Features Local Shipwreck

Archaeology Magazine Features Local Shipwreck

Archaeology Magazine is carrying an article featuring a local shipwreck project, in which the remains of an American Civil War blockade runner have yielded long-buried secrets to an international team of archaeologists working with Bermuda’s Department of Conservation Services. Items including wine and perfume have been excavated from the Mary Celestia... Read more of this article

Shipwreck Featured On National Geographic

Shipwreck Featured On National Geographic

National Geographic is carrying an article featuring a local shipwreck project, in which the remains of an American Civil War blockade runner have yielded long-buried secrets to an international team of archaeologists working with Bermuda’s Department of Conservation Services. Items including wine and perfume have been excavated from the Mary Celestia... Read more of this article

150-Year-Old Perfume Found In Shipwreck

150-Year-Old Perfume Found In Shipwreck

Analysis of the artifacts excavated from the Mary Celestia shipwreck continue to reveal new information – and forgotten secrets – of a contraband stash of private goods hidden inside the steamer when it crashed into the reefs off Southampton on September 6, 1864. In June, Dr. Philippe Rouja, Conservator of Historic Wrecks [pictured below] from Conservation... Read more of this article

Photos: 150 Yr Old Wine Found in Shipwreck

Photos: 150 Yr Old Wine Found in Shipwreck

[Updated with additional photos & video] The storm-tossed remains of an American Civil War blockade runner have yielded long-buried secrets to an international team of archaeologists working with Bermuda’s Department of Conservation Services. A secret stash of wine, lodged inside the bow of the wreck of the Mary Celestia, which lies immediately... Read more of this article

Artifacts To Be Recovered: Historic Shipwreck

Artifacts To Be Recovered: Historic Shipwreck

This Summer the Bermuda Government’s Marine Heritage Section at the Department of Conservation Services will be partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’  [NOAA] Office of National Marine Sanctuaries in the rescue of artifacts from the infamous American Civil War shipwreck the Mary Celestia sunk in 1864. Dr Philippe Rouja,... Read more of this article