In situ Site Stabilization of HMS Fowey


HMS Fowey, located in Biscayne National Park, was uncovered and surveyed by the National Park Service (NPS) in 2013, after being damaged by Tropical Storm Sandy in 2012. The objective of the project was to record its current condition and surrounding environment, and to develop an in situ stabilization plan. Geological, geophysical, and oceanographic data were collected at the site and processed by NPS and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).  These data, along with archaeological site information gathered from documentation, were combined with a review of previous attempts to stabilize submerged archeological remains around the world. The dynamics of the site and the relative merits of proven in situ stabilization methods were considered, and a range of management options for the protecting and preserving HMS Fowey were developed through this multidisciplinary study.  The most suitable in situ stabilization method was selected, implemented, and has entered into the first monitoring phase. 

Cite this Record

In situ Site Stabilization of HMS Fowey. Jessica Keller, Joshua L. Marano, Christopher R. Sherwood, Charles Lawson, Rebecca Beavers, Jeneva Wright. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434179)


Spatial Coverage

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

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 464