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    Posted on Thursday, April 27th, 2017  |  Posted in

    Field School 2017: Basin Harbor Shipwreck Exploration

    May 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am – June 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
    Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
    4472 Basin Harbor Rd
    Vergennes, VT 05491
    Allyson Ropp
    (802) 475-2022 ext 110

    A field school experience is a critical component for anyone interested in learning about underwater archaeology. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) is hosting a rigorous three-week program that combines hands-on underwater archaeological research and classroom instruction.


    Led by a team of professional divers and nautical archaeologists, diving sessions teach practical underwater skills. Students learn and practice both traditional documentation techniques and cutting-edge technology.


    Through classroom lecture, students learn from a team of experts in archaeology, Lake Champlain history, and maritime law. Students also participate in artifact conservation at LCMM’s renowned Conservation Laboratory.

    The Shipwreck

    During the 2017 fieldschool, students will help uncover the identity of an 89-foot wooden vessel sunk in Basin Harbor. Very little is known about this historic wooden vessel, the circumstances of its sinking, or even a general time period of construction. Much of the bottom of the hull remains intact, and artifacts found to date include glass bottles, iron spikes and iron fasteners. Come help us solve the mysteries of the Basin Harbor wreck!


    • Students must be SCUBA-certified by an accredited assocation (PADI, NAUI, SSI, etc)
    • Students must have dive insurance
    • Students must have current CPR and First Aid certifications


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