Diving into the Past: The Corsair at Crystal Cove State Marine Conservation Area

Author(s): Tricia Dodds

Year: 2016

Summary

Crystal Cove State Park is home to many unique cultural resources that tell the story of California’s fascinating past. Its marine conservation area is no less extraordinary. In 1949, a Navy F4U Corsair airplane met its watery grave off the coast of Crystal Cove. Since its rediscovery, this underwater site has been studied and recorded by California State Parks with the assistance of other institutions. In 2014, the California State Parks Dive Team revisited the Corsair to evaluate its current physical condition and to make future recommendations on this airplane wreckage that is a part of California’s military history.

Cite this Record

Diving into the Past: The Corsair at Crystal Cove State Marine Conservation Area. Tricia Dodds. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434733)

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Keywords

Temporal Keywords
Historic

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 520