IMH summer intern

Remy A. Pohl, a diver and high school senior from Hastings NY, will spend the next three weeks living aboard the IMH houseboat at Tall Timbers and doing as much field work as possible and as much data entry as he can stand.  He is on facebook.

Recent major underwater finds

National Park Service awards $1.3M in battlefield protection grants

The Maryland Department of Planning received $78,000 to identify and assess naval engagements of the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 in Maryland.  Work will include collecting baseline data at six engagement sites to build future planning and management efforts, including National Register nomination for eligible sites.

For other details see

Field school in u/w recon and low-viz mapping

IMH will hold a four-day field school in underwater reconnaissance by sidescan sonar, and site mapping in low-visibility water.  Tentative dates are 15-16 and 22-23 August 2009.

The school will be based at Tall Timbers MD.  It will comprise one day ashore and one day afloat, for divers and non-divers, and two days in the water mapping two wrecks in the lower Potomac (divers only).

Space is limited, but some slots are still available.  If more people sign up than we can accommodate, we will offer it again later in the year.

Revolutionary War find?

On 31 July and 1 August 1776, Loyalist forces under Lord Dunmore, the last royal governor of Virginia, burned a number of their own vessels near St. George's Island where the St. Mary's River joins the Potomac.

In March 2009 IMH hired Azulmar LLC to run a sidescan and mag survey in the area.  Azulmar got several sidescan and mag hits, and sent us an initial group of 13 potential sites.

St. Augustine FL trip, re-post

Roper at St.Augustine in Lighthouse liveryRoper at St.Augustine in Lighthouse livery

field schedule,, June to November 2009

8 - 26 June -- LAMP field school, St.Augustine FL

20-21 June -- dive Queen Anne's Revenge, NC

June through Nov -- SHIP recon in lower Potomac every calm weekend

15-16 and 22-23 August -- field school in recon and low-viz mapping, Potomac River

19 Sep -- present U-1105 models to Piney Point Lighthouse Museum

28 Sep to 11 Oct --  scan and map Lewes DE

open dates:

finish mapping wrecks at Quantico for USMA

finish scanning off Gunston Hall VA

scan upper Potomac for MD Historical Trust

St. Augustine FL

IMH mid-Atlantic's boat Roper went to St. Augustine to support the LAMP field school.  An exciting trip report with pretty pictures is attached.

Lewes plan, 29 Sep - 7 Oct

15 August 2007: SHIP in Maryland and Delaware

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