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21st Century Shipwreck Management Considerations on Lake Champlain (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher Sabick.

The ongoing management of Lake Champlain's extraordinary collection of well-preserved Cultural Resources is an ever evolving and often challenging effort.  With the advent of new and cheaper technologies available to everyday boaters the locations of sensitive shipwrecks are easily detectable.  The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is invested in applying new approaches and ideas to shipwreck management and this presentation will discuss some of the museums latest efforts in this dynamic management...


Analyzing Nineteenth-Century Steamboat Rudders on Lake Champlain: Using Photogrammetric Modeling to Aid the Archaeological Process (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Dan Bishop. Kotaro Yamafune.

In June 2014, a team of nautical archaeologists working near Lake Champlain's Shelburne Shipyard discovered two eroded but otherwise intact rudders on the wrecks of the steamboats A. Williams (1870) and Burlington (1837). These two rudders, along with the rudder from the Oakes Ames/Champlain II (1868) (currently on display at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum) were manually and photogrammetrically recorded during 2014 and 2015 field seasons.This paper will examine the unique characteristics of...


Arnold's Bay Project: Background Research for a Revolutionary Battlefield Site on Lake Champlain (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Cherilyn A. Gilligan.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Archaeology of Conflict (General Sessions)" , at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In 2020, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum was awarded an American Battlefield Protection Program grant through the National Park Service to survey the Revolutionary War battlefield site at Arnold’s Bay. This site is where American troops under General Benedict Arnold burned their remaining fleet to prevent its capture by the...


The Backyard Shipwreck: The 2017 Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Field School Exploration Of A Shipwreck in Basin Harbor (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Allyson Ropp.

The 2017 Field School held by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum explored an unknown wreck lying in Basin Harbor. One of the primary reasons for the start of the museum, the wreck has been known about since the inception of the Basin Harbor Club around the harbor. Yet the identity, time period, and type of vessel still remain unknown. This year's field school aimed to answer some of these questions. Basing the research design on the previous research conducted on site in 1982 and 2016, the field...


Community Involvement in the Management of Submerged Cultural Resources on Lake Champlain (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher Sabick.

This is an abstract from the "Shipwrecks and the Public: Getting People Engaged with their Maritime History" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. During the summer of 2018 the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) began an initiative to involve the local avocational dive community in the management of the cultural resources of Lake Champlain.  Through the support of a National Maritime Heritage Grant, LCMM archaeologists began the process of training...


HM Sloop Boscawen: The Seven Years' War on Lake Champlain (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Daniel E. Bishop. Kevin Crisman.

During the Seven Years' War, the British and French vied for control over the Champlain Valley and its influential waterway. In an incredible feat of ship construction, in 1759, the sloop Boscawen and its brig counterpart, Duke of Cumberland, were built and launched in less than two months. Boscawen was utilized throughout the remainder of the war and served as a warship and transport vessel. At the end of its career, the sloop was abandoned and later sank in the shallow waters of the...


Lake Champlain Steamboat Archaeology: A 15-minute Primer. (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kevin Crisman.

A 120-mile-long ribbon of fresh water between Vermont, New York, and Quebec, Lake Champlain has long served as a convenient pathway for trade and communication through the interior of northeastern North America. The lake was at the forefront of the 19th century’s steam navigation revolution, starting with the launching of Vermont in 1809 and ending with the retirement of Ticonderoga in the early 1950s. This paper will briefly examine historical highlights of Champlain’s steamboat era and...


Mechanical Scanning Sonar: 21st Century Documentation of 19th Century Shipwrecks (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher Sabick.

The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) has been exploring the use of mechanical scanning sonar systems for the documentation of the shipwrecks found within its waters.  These technologies allow for fairly rapid recordation of 3D structures in limited visibility environments.  The LCMM has deployed this technology on two canal boat wrecks to determine its effectiveness in comparison with traditional documentation techniques.  This presentation will review the results of those studies as well...


Phase I, II, and III Archaeological Investigations, St. Anne's Shrine Cottage Construction, Isle la Motte, Vermont
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Phase I, II, and III investigations of a multicomponent precontact site on Isle la Motte, VT, one of several small islands in the widest part of Lake Champlain. Includes pottery analysis and components dating to the Late Archaic, Middle Woodland, and Late Woodland/Contact periods.


Phase I, II, and III Archaeological Investigations, St. Anne's Shrine Cottage, Isle La Motte, Vermont (2015)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc..

Final .pdf report of all three phases of investigations at the small site. Includes pottery, macrobotanical, and faunal analyses in the appendix. Multicomponent site with Late Archaic, Middle Woodland, Late Woodland, and Contact period elements.


Photogrammetric Recording of 19th-Century Lake Champlain Steamboats: Shelburne Shipyard Steamboat Graveyard 2015. (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kotaro Yamafune. Dan Bishop.

In June 2015, Texas A&M University, the Institute of Nautical Archaeology and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum hosted a field school at Shelburne Bay, Lake Champlain. Along with manual recording by archaeologists, the team applied photogrammetric recording (Agisoft PhotoScan) to Wreck 2. The goal of this recording was to create an accurate 1/1 scale constrained model to use as archaeological data. However, low visibility of the water (2-4 ft.) and the sheer size of the wreck (135 ft. 6 in. in...


Photogrammetry and the Avocational Diver, a Collaborative Approach (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher Sabick.

This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Through support from the National Maritime Heritage Grant Program the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum has hosted four workshops for local avocational divers which teach the basics of Underwater Archaeological methodology with a focus on photogrammetry as an effective way to collect valuable research data for ongoing resource management efforts. This paper will present the results of...


The Shelburne Shipyard Steamboat Graveyard: Four Early Nineteenth-Century Steamboats from Lake Champlain (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Carolyn Kennedy.

Steamboat construction of the early nineteenth century remains largely forgotten and unstudied.  Historical records provide little detail to how construction techniques were evolving in this experimental phase of steam-powered vessels.  A survey of Lake Champlain’s Shelburne Shipyard revealed the remains of four nineteenth-century steamboats, three of which were built prior to 1840.  The four hulls were recorded for comparative study during a field school which took place in the month of June,...


Shelburne Shipyard Steamboat Graveyard: Results of the 2015 field season using traditional and new recording techniques. (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Carolyn Kennedy.

A team of nautical archaeologists from Texas A&M University, the Institute of Nautical Archaeology and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum returned to Shelburne Shipyard in June 2015 to continue examining Wreck 2, a steamboat wreck from the early 1800s.  Wreck 2 was surveyed during a preliminary investigation of four steamboat hulls in June 2014 and determined to be the oldest of the four.  The 2015 team recorded Wreck 2 using both traditional archaeological methods and photogrammetric...


Shipboard Life aboard Phoenix II: Conserving and Interpreting the Artifacts from Lake Champlain’s Fifth Steamboat (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Amelia J Hammond.

This is an abstract from the "Shipwrecks and the Public: Getting People Engaged with their Maritime History" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. From 2014 to 2016, researchers from Texas A&M University carried out an investigation of a submerged archaeological site in Lake Champlain, Vermont. The site, Shelburne Shipyard, contained four steamboat wrecks from the nineteenth century. The study of the earliest of these steamboats, Phoenix II, yielded...


Underwater Survey Methods in Low to Zero Visibility (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ryan E. Theis. Daniel E. Bishop.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "The King's Shipyard Surveys, 2019: Submerged Cultural Heritage Near Fort Ticonderoga" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The King’s Shipyard Survey was conducted over four weeks in spring 2019. The team surveyed a nearly 63,000 square-foot area of Lake Champlain near Fort Ticonderoga in New York for shipwreck and harbor remains. Divers faced a challenging environment. Although water depths ranged from ten to...


Valcour Bay Research Project: 1999-2002 Results from the Archaeological Investigation of a Revolutionary War Battlefield in Lake Champlain, Clinton County, New York (Legacy 02-162)
PROJECT Uploaded by: Courtney Williams

This report discusses a project to map and otherwise document a submerged Revolutionary War battlefield where General Benedict Arnold intentionally destroyed five of his own vessels to deprive the British of battle prizes. The project was designed to systematically map the submerged Valcour Island battlefield while providing sport divers a way to channel their interest in history and archaeology into a formally permitted project.


Valcour Bay Research Project: 1999-2002 Results from the Archaeological Investigation of a Revolutionary War Battlefield in Lake Champlain, Clinton County, New York - Report (Legacy 02-162) (2003)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Arthur Cohn. Adam Kane. Christopher Sabick. Edwin Scallon.

This report discusses a project to map and otherwise document a submerged Revolutionary War battlefield where General Benedict Arnold intentionally destroyed five of his own vessels to deprive the British of battle prizes. The project was designed to systematically map the submerged Valcour Island battlefield while providing sport divers a way to channel their interest in history and archaeology into a formally permitted project.


What Lies Beneath At The Pine Street Barge Canal Breakwater Ship Graveyard: Site Formation Processes As A Document Of Change In Burlington, Vermont (C. 1830-1960) (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Paul W Gates.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Landscapes Above and Below in Northern Contexts (General Sessions)" , at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Pine Street Barge Canal Breakwater Ship Graveyard in the waterfront of Burlington, Vermont contains a small assemblage of abandoned vessels along the shores of Lake Champlain. Representing a span of time dating from the early half of the 19th century into the middle of the 20th century, the ships within...