The National Museum of the Great Lakes is proud to work with the Maritime Archaeological Survey Team every year. We are pleased to announce and promote their annual dinner on April 25, 2020. This dinner is open to anyone who is interested. The dinner will take place at the Maumee Bay Lodge in Oregon, Ohio and tickets are $45.
Join new members of the Maritime Archaeology Survey Team at their annual meeting and dinner program.The dinner program on Saturday night is open to the public. It will be the annual meeting of the MAST membership, as well as an excellent presentation by Caitlin Zant, Underwater Archaeologist with the Wisconsin Historical Society. She will highlight their work on a shipwreck in Lake Michigan, the Wisconsin, and their novel new approach using photogrammetry 3D models to do long term site monitoring and quantifying change in shipwreck sites.
The Wisconsin, a steel steam screw vessel, sank in Lake Michigan in 1929. The preservation and management of this submerged cultural resource has been hindered by time, money, as well as invasive species. The Wisconsin Historical Society tested a new method of site monitoring with the Wisconsin, using photogrammetry 3D models taken nine years apart. The difference in these two computer models were quantified and gave archaeologists a better understanding of the change processes. This new method will hopefully develop long term strategies for long term shipwreck management.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Maumee Bay Lodge for this event. You can reserve a room for April 24 and 25 by calling (419) 836-1466 and mentioning you are with the Maritime Archaeological Survey Team. The room rates for this group is $130.