Mechanical Scanning Sonar: 21st Century Documentation of 19th Century Shipwrecks
Author(s): 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 as look at continued development of these technologies and the future opportunities that mechanical scanning sonar units provide for the underwater archaeologist.
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Mechanical Scanning Sonar: 21st Century Documentation of 19th Century Shipwrecks. Christopher Sabick. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434538)
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