Accession Number : ADA184174

Title :   Underwater Archaeological Reconnaissance and Historical Investigation of Shipwreck Sites in Lockwood's Folly Inlet, Brunswick County, North Carolina,

Corporate Author : TIDEWATER ATLANTIC RESEARCH WASHINGTON NC

Personal Author(s) : Watts, Gordon P , Jr

PDF Url : ADA184174

Report Date : 15 Aug 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : The U.S. Army Engineer District, Wilmington, developed plans for improving the authorized navigation channel. In response to concerns that the proposed activity could impact cultural resources in a proposed National Register District fot Civil War shipwrecks, both historical and remote sensing investigations of the inlet were conducted. Investigation of three vessels included the shipwreck traditionally identified as the blockade runner BENDIGO. Reconnaissance level surveys of 2 sites produced data to support identification of the wrecks as the blockade runner ELIZABETH and the gunboat USS IRON AGE. Investigation of the BENDIGO generated data confirming the traditional identity of the ship, assessed the condition of vessel remains at the site, and produced an indication of the nature ans scope of the archeological record associated with the ship. Except for highly detailed vessel specific research, most of the historical and archeological research questions identified in the Cape Fear Civil War Shipwreck District nomination could more effectively be answered by investigation at other shipwreck sites. Requirements for mitigation should be limited to research associated with unique aspects of the BENDIGO and ELIZABETH, documentation of threatened vessel structure, and archeological salvage of associated cultural material.

Descriptors :   *ARCHAEOLOGY, *SUNKEN SHIPS, IDENTIFICATION, CULTURE, RESOURCES, NORTH CAROLINA, REMOTE DETECTORS, WARFARE, HISTORY, CHANNELS(WATERWAYS), NAVIGATION, RECONNAISSANCE, SURVEYS, INLETS(WATERWAYS), NAVAL VESSELS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE