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Boston Harbour Drained: A Case Study Using Hydrographic Systems To Assess Potential Cultural Resource Sites

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MH030041

Volume

65

Pages

12

Published

2003

Size

983.22 kb

Author(s)

J. Weirich

Abstract

Boston Harbor drained: a case study using hydrographic systems to assess potential cultural resource sites J. Weirich Ofice of Ocean Exploration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA Abstract A recent navigation project in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts illustrated the use of different hydrographic techniques in assessing cultural resources. The NOAA Ship WHITING, a hydrographic research vessel for the U.S. Department of Commerce's, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, surveyed the entire harbor and its approaches. The main goal of the project was to update the nautical charts for safe navigation. However, the hydrographic team also addressed areas of cultural significance, with particular attention paid to the inner harbor waterfront, the harbor's islands, and shipwrecks located in the waterways. Several remote sensing techniques were used; tools and expertise that are currently being under utilized by the submerged cultural resource community. This paper does not h

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