SHIP

IMH supports Naval History & Heritage Command and Supervisor of Salvage, USN

On Wednesday and Thursday, March 16 and 17, the Institute of Maritime History assisted NHHC and Phoenix International Holdings, a SUPSALV contractor, in deploying a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) and an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), two types of small, unmanned submarines, to take sonar and video images of the USS Tulip wreck.  Tulip was a US Navy gunboat that sank with heavy loss of life in a boiler explosion in 1864.  IMH is a non-profit society that is based at Tall Timbers Marina and conducts underwater archaeological reconnaissance and research for

revised plan, autumn 2015

Autumn 2015 work

We have five projects scheduled for this autumn after our workboat Roper comes home from LAMP at St Augustine:

7-10 September:  help the Naval History & Heritage Command evaluate a portable sonar system;

11-18 September:  assess 19 sites in the Potomac River in transit to Widewater VA;

19 September - 19 October:  assess about a dozen WWI wooden steamship hulls at Widewater;

20-26 October:  assess a possible Civil War site near Quantico VA; and

summer and fall projects

Our main workboat, Roper, is on loan to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum again this summer.  During June we will set up our second workboat for diving.  She has been named Polly, short for Polynavicular Morbus, the disorder of owning too many boats.  In July and August we will use Polly to continue searching for the vessels that were scuttled at St.

Fall 2014 recon at Widewater VA

Attached is a summary report of our reconnaissance of wooden steamships from World War One at Widewater VA in September and October.  We will return to the site in September +/- October 2015 to continue work.  Please contact me if you would like to participate.

2014 fieldwork plans, updated

IMH's field projects for 2014 include the following --

1    Help Scott Tucker assess a 1680s site (done)
2    Search for eight sites in St Mary's River for Maryland Historical Trust (July)
2a  Inspect a storm anchor in St Mary's River, Maryland (July)
3    Assess a dozen WWI wooden steamers at Widewater, Virginia (September - October)
3a  Assess 14 Pootomac sites en route to Widewater (September)
4    Continue mapping Civil War wrecks at Quantico, Virginia (October)

2014 fieldwork plans

2014 newsletter

The attached newsletter summarizes events in 2013 and plans for 2014.

2013 FIELDWORK: st Mary's River oyster reef

Please see attached .pdf report

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