In 2010 and 2011, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), the US Navy, and Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) conducted archaeology surveys in the Patuxent River on a War of 1812 shipwreck. This blog documents our underwater archaeology surveys.

June 18, 2012

War of 1812 Shipwreck in the Media

Although archaeologists are busy this summer working on the research design, permitting, and cofferdam logistics for the 2013 excavation, they still have time to provide interviews and public presentations on the project. This week, Maryland officially kicked off the commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the media was there to capture the stories, including the Search for the USS Scorpion.

Principal investigator Bob Neyland from the US Navy heads out to the site with CSPAN; Project Director Julie Schablitsky, from the Maryland State Highway Administration, and Dr. Neyland were interviewed by National Geographic, and Don Shomette, who found the shipwreck in 1979, gives an interview to NPR.

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