Posts Tagged ‘shipwreck’


New Video on the Mystery Mardi Gras Shipwreck

September 30, 2008

Nautilus Productions has provided the MUA with a twelve minute video about their recently completed documentary on the Mystery Mardi Gras shipwreck discovered in 4000 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico. Watch as researchers use the latest technology to discover information about the vessel’s identity, its occupation, and its crew.

You can find the video link here:


Not Exactly a Diver’s Paradise: W. Florida Underwater Archaeology Students Work in Low Visibility

July 1, 2008

When most people think of diving in Florida they picture the warm clear waters of the Keys.  The West Florida University field school in underwater archaeology is operating under the decidedly different conditions surrounding the 16th century Emanuel Point II and the 19th century “Brick” shipwrecks.  For the latest update including a slide show of underwater photos showing working conditions on Emanuel Point II check out their online Project journal here:


University of West Florida Field School Examines 16th and 19th Century Shipwrecks

June 10, 2008

The University of West Florida has begun its 2008 summer field school and will post weekly updates on their progress on the MUA. This summer’s activities include excavation on a sixteenth-century shipwreck site in Pensacola Bay, remote sensing survey using magnetometer, sub-bottom profiler and side scan sonar equipment, and hull recording of a nineteenth-century sidewheel steamboat in Seminole, Alabama.

Journals like this one offer an excellent opportunity to see how future underwater archaeologists are trained. The project journal includes updates from the field, student and staff biographies, plans, drawings, historic maps, and underwater images. We hope you’ll follow along!


Check out Ben Ford’s Lake Ontario project. His latest entry talks about probing for a War of 1812 gunboat. You can access Ben’s post from our home page at:


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