Archaeology of Excursion Steamboats: Recent Work on Late 19th Century Shipwrecks of the Midwest

Summary

Shipwrecks in inland lakes in the United States provide scholars with an opportunity to study the nautical archiotecture and technological design of early excursion steamboats. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, inland lakes were important areas for resort communities, and leisure destinations for urban centers. An important aspect of these spots were steamboats designed exclusively for pleasure excusrions. Recent sonar imaging of the shipwreck Hazel A. in Reeds Lake, Michigan has provided new information on these types of vessels and their place in the history of tourism in North America. 

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Archaeology of Excursion Steamboats: Recent Work on Late 19th Century Shipwrecks of the Midwest. Mark Schwartz, Mark Gleason, Mary Dersch, Brian Abbott, Mark W Holley. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441607)

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Spatial Coverage

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 799