Gerhard Kapitan departs for the Distant Shore

A legendary figure in nautical archaeology/ethnography passed away on 25 November 2011.  You can see the obituary here:  http://www.deguwa.org/data/File/Nachruf%20Kapitaen.pdf

Gerhard Kapitan was one of the pioneers of nautical research, perhaps most famous in our circles for his investigation of the Marzememi Church Wreck, although his other works– his studies of the Sri Lankan Oruwa are among my favorites– are equally as important.  There is a nice article from The Sunday Times here: http://sundaytimes.lk/090524/Plus/sundaytimesplus_14.html

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