Archaeologists form the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, with support from the Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research and Technology, document the wreck of the schooner Defiance resting in 185 feet of water just north of the sanctuary. In order to capture the wrecks current state of preservation, the team produced hand drawn maps and photomosaics This type of archeological investigation is an important follow up to discovering new shipwreck sites.

Archaeologists from the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary — with support from the Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research and TechnologyExternal Link — document the wreck of the schooner Defiance, which rests in 56 meters (185 feet) of water just north of the sanctuary. In order to capture the wreck's current state of preservation, the team produced hand-drawn maps and photomosaics. This type of archeological investigation is an important follow up to discovering new shipwreck sites. Image courtesy of Thunder Bay 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER.

 

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