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Learn about how archaeologist explore underwater shipwrecks

Photograph

Unloading Coal

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man unloads coal from a boat by walking a wheelbarrow across wooden platforms raised on scaffolds. In the background a man stands with an empty wheelbarr...

Date: 1882 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Lake Geneva, looking southwest, with insets of points of interest.

Date: 1872 

Description: This map includes depth shown by soundings and isolines and relief shown by contours. Tree species and locations are labeled, as well as a cranberry meadow...

Learn how artifacts are conserved after they have been excavated from their underwater resting places

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: View from the second story of the Salesianum, the residence of Dr. Salzmann. The view includes Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee shoreline, and some of the nume...

Date: 2014-08-19 

Description: Underwater view of the schooner "Pathfinder." Algae is growing on the wood of the ship. A tape measure has been placed along the left side.

Classroom Material

The Sinking of the Lucerne

Interactive Resource, Historical Essay, Slide Show

Learn about how the Lucerne sank in the Chequamegon Bay in 1886

Date: 1890-08-09 after

Description: One-page menu from the R.M.S.S. Magdalena of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, with a parrot and a cockatiel perched on a branch above the compan...

Date:  

Description: Star of our Jesus, so extra bright
Make me a country child just for tonight

Bur Grinnerung an die
Jubiläumsfeier der Freien Gemeinde von Sauf...

Date:  

Description: Harold Gauer and Robert Bloch on the deck of a boat near the railing acting as if they were seasick. In the background is another ship tied up at a dock, a...

Date: 2014 

Description: Underwater view of pieces of the schooner "Advance" laying on the haul of the ship at the bottom of Lake Michigan.

Date: 2015-05-12 

Description: Underwater view of the bow of the "Pathfinder." Algae is growing along the sides, and clumps of sand are on the ship. A maritime archeologist is surveying...

Date: 1948-05-13 before

Description: Dinner menu from the Holland-America Line ship R.M.S. Nieuw Amsterdam, with "A Repast About 1830," with men, women, and a child gathered around a ta...

Date: 1860-09-22 

Description: Sketch from the "New York Illustrated News" of the sinking of the sidewheel passenger, "Lady Elgin". She was struck and sunk by the "Augusta" on Lake Michi...

Date: 1934-01-13 before

Description: Handwritten menu and "Bon Voyage" greeting in a card from the Swedish American Line, with a Swedish castle on the cover, and on the inside of the card, a t...

Date: 2014-07-27 

Description: Underwater view of the wreck of the rail car ferry "Milwaukee" and part of its last cargo, bathtubs.

Date: 2006-08 

Description: Archaeological site plan of the schooner "Rouse Simmons." The wreck is drawn in great detail, showing the damage to the deck, along with the broken masts a...

Date: 2008 

Description: Underwater view of the stern of the schooner "Home" resting on the bottom of Lake Michigan. One of the masts is broken and is bending over the port side of...

Photograph

U.S.S. Wisconsin

Date: 1957 

Description: U.S.S. Wisconsin docked on the Hudson River at Norfolk, during decommissioning ceremonies.

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