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A Star-Spangled Introduction to Maritime Archeology by Dr Susan Langley

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Tawes Fine Arts : (Inside Tawes' east entrance) : Ulrich Recital Hall
Event Type(s): Lecture,Special Event

Commodore Joshua Barney led the Chesapeake Bay Flotilla during the War of 1812. A small fleet of armed barges, the flotilla harried the British Navy in the Chesapeake. Under orders to avoid their capture by the British, Barney scuttled all his vessels in the Patuxent River.

In 1979, a wreck presumed to be Barney's flagship was located in the Patuxent near Wayson's Corner. Maryland's State Highway Administration, the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), and the US Navy are now conducting an underwater survey of the site. Dr. Langley, from MHT and one of the project's principle investigators, gives an insider's view of the work done on this and other Maryland shipwrecks.

Ticket Information:
Charges: NA Free admission; ;

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