Howard M. Middleton

IMH Supports ECU Graduate Student with Aerial Survey of Maine Shipwreck

Overview of Howard W. Middleton wreck, Scarborough, MaineOverview of Howard W. Middleton wreck, Scarborough, MaineIn late October 2015, Stefan Claesson assisted Jennifer Jones, a PhD candidate in the Coastal Resources Management program at East Carolina University (ECU), with aerial documentation of the wreck of Howard W. Middleton. This three-masted schooner went aground in Scarborough, Maine, in 1897 laden with coal.

Perspective View of Howard M. Middleton

Perspective View of Howard M. Middleton

Aerial view of Howard M. Middleton wreck and beach-goers on Higgins Beach. Looking north up the Spurwink River (Scarborough, Maine).

Rectified Photomosaic of Howard M. Middleton Wreck

Rectified Photomosaic of Howard M. Middleton Wreck

This high-resolution photomosaic of the Howard M. Middleton wreck site was ortho-rectified based on sub-decimeter GPS ground control points. The imagery is geometrically corrected and scaled so that it can be measured and used as an accurate site map.

GPS Survey of Howard M. Middleton

GPS Survey of Howard M. Middleton

GPS points were collected to geo-reference aerial imagery taken of the shipwreck.

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