The Dundee: An Interim Report

Carrie E. Sowden
Peachman Lake Erie Shipwreck Research Center
Great Lakes Historical Society

Shipwreck archaeology is an underdeveloped discipline in Ohio.  However, there are a few groups that are trying to make a difference and create a knowledge base for interested parties.  Two of these groups, the Maritime Archaeological Survey Team and the Great Lakes Historical Society, have been surveying wrecks in Lake Erie waters for 8 years.  During the summer of 2005, the two groups took on their most ambitious project to date.  The schooner Dundee sank in a horrific storm on September 11, 1900.  This paper will outline the ongoing work, the procedures, as well as our results and how they are improving awareness of Ohio's submerged cultural heritage. 

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