Oil and Shipwrecks: An Overview Of Sites Selected For The Deepwater Shipwrecks And Oil Spill Impacts Project

Summary

In 2013 and 2014, C & C Technologies, Inc. joined the multidisciplinary team studying the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on deepwater shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico.  C&C’s primary objective is the archaeological analysis of the selected shipwreck sites for the project.  The project shipwrecks include 19th Century wooden hull vessels and 20th Century metal-hull vessels, ranging in water depth from 470 to 4,890 feet below sea level .  This paper will discuss the wreck selection process and provide an historical overview of the shipwrecks selected for inclusion in this project, including historical background, previous investigations, and construction attributes.

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Oil and Shipwrecks: An Overview Of Sites Selected For The Deepwater Shipwrecks And Oil Spill Impacts Project. Daniel J Warren, Robert A Church, Robert Westrick. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433811)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 415