In the northeast, IMH is working with state agencies and university students to document coastal archaeological sites in tidal environments, and coastal sites that have become exposed as a result of storms.
Aerial view of Howard M. Middleton wreck and beach-goers on Higgins Beach. Looking north up the Spurwink River (Scarborough, Maine).
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.
Lens distortion removed and color corrected. Image was scaled and oriented using sub-decimeter (<10 cm) GPS ground control points.
From December 10, 1997, to January 10, 1998, IMH conducted a detailed survey of a historic shipwreck in Kingstown Harbor with the assistance of the Academic Diving Program at Florida State University. The Organization of American States and the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines supported the expedition to explore and document the archaeological site. This report briefly summarizes the activities of the survey team during the month-long period of examination. During that time, the team collected a significant amount of information regarding the archaeological nature of the site.