The attached newsletter summarizes events in 2013 and plans for 2014.
In May 2011, IMH was honored with a historic preservation award from the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), as one of the partners who is working with the U.S. Marine Corps Base Quantico to document archaeological sites associated with three Civil War Confederate camps and the CSS George Page, a side-wheel steamship.
Recently I have been running side scan sonar scans near Jones Neck in Henrico County, one particular site area has submerged craft and a feature I am not quite sure of . I believe the imagery return is indicating a collapsed dock as well. The area has a number of submerged craft and features, diving is precluded because of the presence frequently of recreational watercraft and as well its proximity to the ramp. I am attaching it to this entry.
We often discuss how policy makers fail to give little or no consideration to our issues. In June, the Obama Administration created the Interagency Ocean Policy Taskforce under the President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). It is important for us to note that "preserving our maritime heritage" is identified as part of the National Policy.