Sunk in Baltimore Harbor, the Stalwart Governor R.M. McLane

Abandoned History Although as a transportation hub, harbors are heavily used and modified over time, they too can be home to shipwrecks or ship graveyards. The seaport of Baltimore, Maryland is no exception to this. In addition to the wrecks located in both Curtis Bay and Curtis Creek (which will be discussed in a future … Continue reading Sunk in Baltimore Harbor, the Stalwart Governor R.M. McLane

Shipwrecks and Meaning: The Loss of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald

The Edmund Fitzgerald as Contemporary Maritime Archaeology  As of this writing, it has been 44 years since the sinking of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald on 10 November 1975. In archaeological terms, the definition of a "Historic" archaeological site is a site that is at least 50 years old. This means that in 6 short years the wreck of the … Continue reading Shipwrecks and Meaning: The Loss of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald

A General History of the Ward Mound Group & The Burial Sites Conflict in Wisconsin

   Introduction For the inaugural blog post, I am posting the notes I wrote for my guest appearance on the CRM Archaeology Podcast. Episode #91 "Stopping the Destruction of Wisconsin's Mounds" which can be found here: http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/crmarchpodcast/91 This blog was created out of my tendency to write overly long, wordy, impassioned, Facebook posts. The Facebook post I … Continue reading A General History of the Ward Mound Group & The Burial Sites Conflict in Wisconsin