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Five Sites, Sixty Miles, and Nine Tons of Discovery: Spring 2016 Research On and In the Potomac River

Author(s): P. Brendan Burke

Year: 2017

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Summary

The Institute of Maritime History (IMH) and the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) partnered for a research initiative in the Potomac River from May 12-20, 2016. The multi-phase project investigated several sites including the USS Tulip, the wreck of the Confederate schooner Favorite, the WWII U-boat Black Panther (U-1105), a 19th century centerboard sailing vessel, and a canal barge scuttled in 1862 with heavy ordnance once used to blockade Washington D.C. Additionally, survey was undertaken as a continued effort to locate scuttled vessels from Lord Dunmore’s 1776 fleet. High resolution acoustic imagery and magnetic data was gathered on each site and diver investigation was undertaken at one site. This paper provides an overview of the project’s results and emphasizes the continued need for avocational/professional partnerships.


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Five Sites, Sixty Miles, and Nine Tons of Discovery: Spring 2016 Research On and In the Potomac River. P. Brendan Burke. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435622)


Keywords

General
IMH Shipwreck Survey

Geographic Keywords
North America United States of America

Temporal Keywords
18th-19th Centuries


Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 347

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America