Shelburne Shipyard Steamboat Graveyard: Results of the 2015 field season using traditional and new recording techniques.

Author(s): Carolyn Kennedy

Year: 2016

Summary

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 recording.  Results revealed heavy construction methods which appear to be representative of earlier construction methods. By combining the two types of recording techniques, archaeologists recovered a significant amount of data from a large wreck site in a small amount of time.  This paper will reveal the results of the 2015 field season, with emphasis on how photogrammetry complemented traditional recording methods.

                                                               

Cite this Record

Shelburne Shipyard Steamboat Graveyard: Results of the 2015 field season using traditional and new recording techniques.. Carolyn Kennedy. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434535)

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Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 939