New Geophysical Information About The Wreck Of Montana (1884): The Largest, All-Wood, Missouri River Steamboat
This is an abstract from the "Maritime Transportation, History, and War in the 19th-Century Americas" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
In 2002, East Carolina University and SCI Engineering conducted excavations on Montana, the largest all-wood steamboat ever on the Missouri River, which sank in 1884. Located across the river from St. Charles, Missouri, the wreck yielded some interesting, new information on steamboat architecture. The project, however, did not have any geophysical components. In 2018, The National Park Service Submerged Resources Center conducted a brief survey of the wreck site while on the river, using a side-scan sonar and a magnatometer. This new information will be discussed in reference to the previous conclusions about the wreck.
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New Geophysical Information About The Wreck Of Montana (1884): The Largest, All-Wood, Missouri River Steamboat. Annalies Corbin, Steve Dasovich. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449161)
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