E. Lee Spence

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Dr. E. Lee Spence (born 1947) is a German-born American underwater archaeologist and shipwreck historian.

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  • Genius is the ability to look at things simply.
    • from a talk given by Spence before the Charleston chapter of Mensa International on March 1, 1983

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  • My drug of choice is historical research.
    • from 'About the Author' by Charles King, Treasures of the Confederate Coast: the 'Real Rhett Butler' & Other Revelations by Dr. E. Lee Spence (Narwhal Press, Charleston/Miami, 1995) p. 517
  • Hours of research can cut months of field work. (Full quote: "In today's world, time is the most expensive part of an expedition. Man hours spent in the archives can cut hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of time from the field phase of most projects.")
    • from 'About the Author' by Charles King, Treasures of the Confederate Coast: the 'Real Rhett Butler' & Other Revelations by Dr. E. Lee Spence (Narwhal Press, Charleston/Miami, 1995) p. 517


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