Join NMGL’s Archaeology and Research Director, Carrie Sowden, for a members-only virtual lecture overviewing the exciting summer archaeology work she led and participated in during the summer of 2023. For the first time post-pandemic, our archaeologist, Carrie Sowden, returned to extensive fieldwork across the Great Lakes. This past summer was one of the busiest for NMGL’s Peachman Great Lakes Research Program (an arm of the Great Lakes Historical Society and the National Museum of the Great Lakes)—with projects in Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, and Lake Huron connected to both shipwrecks AND airplanes!
This discussion is fully virtual and only open National Museum of the Great Lakes Members. To become a member, visit nmgl.org/membership.
FIELDWORK TOPIC OVERVIEW:
- June 2023 documentation of Lake Erie shipwrecks with photogrammetry—getting data on nine different wrecks: Oneida, St. James, Tradewind, Niagara, Carlingford, Acme, Passaic, Crystal Wreck, and Pascal P. Pratt.
- July 2023 Lake Ontario investigation and documentation of a small scow schooner (including a rare daggerboard), stuck in a bay of Galloo Island and identified as the Northern Lights, a local coastal vessel built in 1899 that, in 1916, ran aground on the outer edge of the bay.
- Summer documentation and recovery assistance of a P-39 aircraft flown by Lieutenant Frank Moody, of the famed Tuskegee Airmen that crashed into shallow waters on April 11, 1944 during a training mission out of Selfridge Air Base over Lake Huron.