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The Empress of Ireland and other Quebec wrecks surveyed by real-time 3D sonar

Author(s): Philip Courchesne ; Richard Lapointe

Year: 2014

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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.


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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)


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PaperId(s): SYM-56,03

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