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Booty in the Gulf

Discussion in 'City of Houston Underwater Mariners - CHUM' started by Sushi Boy, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. Sushi Boy

    Sushi Boy Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Houston, TX
    No, we're not planning a spring break excursion. :D

    Some of you may have seen this article about three deep-water shipwrecks discovered in the Gulf (now being called the Monterrey Shipwrecks) which are suspected to be a privateer and two of its prizes.

    Here's your chance to hear more about them. We got this from the FGBNMS:

    Presentation: The Monterrey Shipwrecks

    In July 2013, a team of scientists investigated three early 19th-century shipwrecks 170 miles off the Texas-Louisiana coast at a depth of 4,500 feet. This unique expedition documented the shipwrecks and recovered a small collection of artifacts.

    Many of you followed along with this expedition as it was streamed live over the internet.

    Now is your chance to find out more about this exciting discovery and what we’ve learned since the exploration. Team members will present the initial findings that suggest these archeological sites may be a privateer and two prizes!

    Supporting groups such as the Houston Archeological Society, Galveston Historical Foundation, and Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary will be present to provide insight and information, as well.

    Thursday, November 14, 2013

    6:30-8:30 p.m.

    Moody Gardens MG3D Theater and Visitors Center, One Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX


    Frederick Hanselmann, Chief Underwater Archeologist, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State Univ.

    Amy Borgens, State Marine Archeologist, Texas Historical Commission

    I'll be hoofing it to make it to Galveston by 6:30 pm, but this is a unique opportunity to learn about Gulf Coast history from some of the big dogs in Texas Archeology. It should be an interesting presentation. Come check it out!
    beaverdivers likes this.
  2. Sushi Boy

    Sushi Boy Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Houston, TX
    Just bumping this up. It should be an interesting presentation.
  3. iamrushman

    iamrushman Great White

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: ft. lauderdale, florida
    interesting..how deep is the gulf ?
  4. Sushi Boy

    Sushi Boy Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Houston, TX
    Over 4500 feet :D
  5. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    How cool is that. Thanks for sharing.
  6. beaverdivers

    beaverdivers ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

    +1 on its coolness

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