The State of the Inland Sea: a primer to the submerged cultural resources of Lake Ontario and the Upper St. Lawrence River and the state of studies in Great Lakes Shipbuilding
Author(s): Benjamin M Ioset
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 Lower Great Lakes and Upper Saint Lawrence River has served as a natural corridor of transportation, its intensification increasing exponentially with the lifting of restrictions on commercial shipping and shipbuilding in 1785. These restrictions coincided with a shift from military shipbuilding that had predominated shipbuilding of the lower lakes since the 1750s.
From amidst the naval shipbuilding contest of the War of 1812, the two-masted schooner, or the ‘fore-and-after’ emerged as the dominant rigged vessel on the Upper Great Lakes, the verdict of experience operating on the Lakes. This paper will provide an overview of shipbuilding and rigging development from 1812 until 1850 and propose future directions for the archaeological study of Great Lakes shipbuilding.
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The State of the Inland Sea: a primer to the submerged cultural resources of Lake Ontario and the Upper St. Lawrence River and the state of studies in Great Lakes Shipbuilding. Benjamin M Ioset. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449224)
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