Analysis of Québec shipwrecks: the necessity of integrating local divers to improve the management of maritime heritage

Author(s): Carolane Veilleux

Year: 2018

Summary

The province of Québec, Canada, has witnessed thousands of wrecks throughout its history. Despite this fact, the number of shipwrecks discovered remains very low. In 2009, 49 sites had been located in the province; in 2017, the total had hardly reached 80 wrecks. A great cultural potential is lying under the vast hydrographic system of Québec, but the maritime archaeologists have limited financial resources and few trained workers, not to mention the short field seasons. This brings up the topic of integrating local divers to help discover, protect and monitor the sites. There are already a few groups dedicated to the conservation of underwater wrecks, but, with new technologies available and the proposition of a GIS atlas of Québec shipwrecks available to the public, the management of maritime heritage could be tremendously improved.

Cite this Record

Analysis of Québec shipwrecks: the necessity of integrating local divers to improve the management of maritime heritage. Carolane Veilleux. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441270)

Keywords

Temporal Keywords
Historic

Spatial Coverage

min long: -141.003; min lat: 41.684 ; max long: -52.617; max lat: 83.113 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 622