Inaugural Cape Cod Chapter of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

September 19th at Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

BREWSTER, MA —The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster hosts the Cape Cod Chapter of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society’s inaugural meeting Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm.

Anyone interested in archaeology or history is invited to participate by joining the Chapter or attending the program.

The agenda for the inaugural meeting is as follows:


Meeting of the Cape Cod Chapter of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

7:00pm Program: Sanctuary Live: Expedition to the Wreck of the Steamship Portland

Live broadcast from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary as they document the wreck of the paddle wheel Steamship Portland often labeled "the Titanic of New England."  

Scientists will be aboard the Research Vessel Connecticut using state-of-the-art imaging technology, including 360-degree cameras used for virtual reality filming, linking through the University of Rhode Island’s Inner Space Center.

The Portland was sunk during a storm in 1898 off the coast of Cape Ann, and is currently within the federally-protected waters of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. In 2005, the Portland was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Join us for this exciting and rare presentation to the public that will cover biology, underwater technology, and maritime archaeology.

FREE and open to the public.

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