Basin Harbor Wreck Field School 2018

Author(s): Mason Parody

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Shipwrecks and the Public: Getting People Engaged with their Maritime History" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

The 2018 Lake Champlain Maritime Museum field school returns to the wreck site at Basin Harbor. Despite not yet having a ship identification nor knowledge of the exact type of vessel which lies at the bottom of the marina, this season’s work consisted of further excavation and documentation of the site by photogrammetric modeling as well as by traditional methods. This paper reviews the existing body of research on the wreck and the field school’s most recent contributions to our understanding of the ship’s construction and usage. Furthermore, this paper discusses the public communication employed by the field school to raise awareness of the wreck and of nautical archaeology on Lake Champlain as a whole.

Cite this Record

Basin Harbor Wreck Field School 2018. Mason Parody. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449217)


Basin Champlain Harbor

Geographic Keywords
United States of America

Temporal Keywords
Early to Mid 19th Century

Spatial Coverage

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

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 267