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The Abandoned Ship's Project

Abandoned Ship2005-Present
Around the world, studies of non-catastrophically lost, deliberately discarded watercraft sites have touched upon many themes and interests. Read more...


Vasa Breakhead Recording

Vasa Breakhead Recording2007
This project is a collaborative effort between the Swedish Statens Maritima Museer (National Maritime Museums) and the Program in Maritime Studies at East Carolina University. Read more...


Exploring Two Rivers

Exploring Two Rivers2005-2007
An initiative of the Program in Maritime Studies, East Carolina University to showcase maritime archaeological research in North Carolina's rivers and sounds. Read more...


Eagles Island ProjectEagles Island Project

2006
The city of Wilmington, North Carolina lies on the east bank of the Cape Fear River about thirty miles north of the mouth of the river. Read more...


Ocracoke ProjectOcracoke Project

2002-2005
The Ocracoke Shipwreck Survey has two main objectives: creation of a database of submerged cultural resources along North Carolina's Outer Banks, and educational outreach to the public. Read more...


USS Schurz ProjectUSS Schurz Project

2000
The USS Schurz, lost off the North Carolina coast on June 21, 1918, was the subject of a Phase II archaeological investigation this summer. Read more...


Monitor ProjectMonitor Project

2000
The Monitor lies on the sandy ocean bottom sixteen miles off Cape Hatteras at a depth of 240 feet. The hull lies upside down on top of its displaced gun turret. Read more...


Perkins in Dry DockPerkins in Dry Dock

2000
At the beginning of September, the Program’s research vessel, R/V Perkins, journeyed to Manns Harbor, near North Carolina’s Outer Banks, for dry docking at the North Carolina Department of Transportation State Ferry Shipyard. Read more...


Revolutionary War Devereaux Cove ProjectRevolutionary War Devereaux Cove Project

2000
During the summer of 2000, the American Battlefield Protection Program awarded East Carolina University's Program in Maritime Studies a grant to conduct a Phase II archaeological survey of a potential Revolutionary War shipwreck. Read more...


Frenchtown Landing MarylandFrenchtown Landing, Maryland

1999
By the close of 1812, the British Navy had accomplished little in its second war with the United States. Indeed, the young American Navy fared well against its dominant opponent. Read more....


Chesapeake Flotilla Gunboat Project MarylandChesapeake Flotilla Gunboat Project, Maryland

1999
During the summer of 1814, two Jeffersonian gunboats serving in Commodore Joshua Barney's Chesapeake Flotilla were reported scuttled in St. Leonard's Creek, Calvert County, Maryland. Read more...


Polias Project Penobscot Bay MainePolias Project, Penobscot Bay, Maine

1999
The Polias was a ferro-cement cargo vessel built by the Emergency Fleet Program in 1919 as a response to World War I. Read more...