The Empress of Ireland and other Quebec wrecks surveyed by real-time 3D sonar
The team from MSi 3D had the opportunity to test the Echoscope 3D real-time sonar on the wrecks of the Empress of Ireland in June 2013. Located by 40m deep of water, the survey took about 1h30 on site, and the resulting images are highly impressive. Other test where also made on more recent wrecks and on another one dating from the french regime. Those result demonstrate the usefulness of this quite new technology for the documentation of underwater sites.
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- Society for Historical Archaeology 2014 •
- What’s in the Toolbox? A Critical Look at Remote Sensing and Recording Systems Used for Underwater Archaeology
Cite this Record
The Empress of Ireland and other Quebec wrecks surveyed by real-time 3D sonar. Philip Courchesne, Richard Lapointe. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437096)