What’s Under The Ice: A Geophysical Survey Of The King's Shipyard, Lake Champlain, New York
This is an abstract from the session entitled "The King's Shipyard Surveys, 2019: Submerged Cultural Heritage Near Fort Ticonderoga" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
The Kings Shipyard, near Fort Ticonderoga, New York has been the resting ground for many ships that sailed Lake Champlain during the 18th century. Because of its sheltered position, near Fort Ticonderoga, it was used to build vessels and store vessels, with some being allowed to decay and eventually settled to the bottom of the lake. These include vessels from the Seven Years' War and the American Revolutionary War. The focus of this survey was to relocate the British Sloop Boscawen, discovered in 1983, in addition to two other 18th century vessels. With advances in technology and using new methodologies, a geophysical survey was conducted in February of 2019 that collected ground-penetrating radar and gradiometer data on the ice to determine if there is evidence of not only the known shipwrecks, but any others that lay below Lake Champlain. This presentation will discuss the results of this geophysical survey.
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What’s Under The Ice: A Geophysical Survey Of The King's Shipyard, Lake Champlain, New York. William Chadwick, Daniel E. Bishop, Steven Campbell. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457563)
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