Wisconsin Underwater Archaeology and Maritime History Symposium

Saturday, October 16th, 2021

Start Time: 10:00 AM 
End Time:  4:00 PM


The Wisconsin Underwater Archaeological Association (WUAA) invites the public to learn about recent discoveries beneath the vast waters of Wisconsin during our 17th Annual WUAA Symposium!

Symposium topics will highlight ongoing research by the Wisconsin Historical Society's Maritime Archaeology and Preservation program, WUAA fieldwork, as well as a presentation of NOAA's newly designated Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast.  

This annual event brings together underwater archaeologists, maritime historians, divers, and Great Lakes enthusiasts for a stimulating day of presentations about maritime history and underwater archaeology in Wisconsin waters and beyond. 

Registration is $20 and is open to the public. 

Location: Wisconsin Maritime Museum, 75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, WI, 54220


Symposium Schedule

10:00 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. | WUAA BUSINESS MEETING

Elections for open WUAA Board Positions - Public Are Welcome

11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. | TAMARA THOMSEN & CAITLIN ZANT

The Wisconsin Historical Society’s Maritime Preservation and Archaeology Program 2021 Survey Season

Noon -12:30 p.m. | LUNCH BREAK

Bring a sandwich or grab a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant

12:30 p.m. - 12:55 p.m. | MUSEUM EXHIBIT TOUR

Visit the museum’s exhibits

1:00 p.m. - 1:55 p.m. | BRENDON BAILLOD & BOB JAECK

New Side Scan Sonar Survey Discoveries Across Wisconsin

2:00 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.| RUSS GREEN

Forward! Next Steps for the Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. | KEVIN CULLEN

Excavating a Fur Trade Era Native American Encampment at Point au Sable, Green Bay