Documentation/Surveying Workshop

Workshops will provide a basic understanding of how an underwater site is surveyed, mapped and interpreted using manual methods.

Some classes cover survey objectives and the use of trilateration, offsets and sketches to generate preliminary maps of underwater sites.

 

This is a one day Nautical Archaeological Society (NAS) course in the Recording Part III module.

The course will combine a brief classroom session with full scale wooden ship construction identification and in field documentation of an authentic 19th century shipwreck (on land).

The course will look at how wooden schooner ships were constructed in the 19th century in the Upper Great Lakes using a mixture of printed materials and practical hands-on survey methods.

The final aspect will be how to apply this information to identify features of wooden shipwrecks within a maritime environment.

A maximum of 8 credit points will be available in the Recording Part III module.

Part III courses are open to everyone; however credit points will only be awarded to those who have completed the NAS Introduction Course.

When: Saturday September 14 (10am – 5 pm)

Where: Begin at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum | 75 Maritime Drive Manitowoc, WI

End at the shipwreck Lottie Cooper in Deland Park, Sheboygan, WI WUAA or NAS Member

Rate: $85 WUAA or NAS

Non-Member Rate: $95 Fee includes tuition, course materials, etc.

This workshop will provide a basic understanding of how an underwater site is surveyed, mapped and interpreted using manual methods. The class will cover survey objectives and the use of trilateration, offsets and sketches to generate preliminary maps of underwater sites. The workshop will include hands-on
practice, using the tools and techniques covered in the discussion, on a nearly
life-size mockup of a Great Lakes schooner. A certificate of attendance or participation is included.