March 13-14, 2015 – Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel, Milwaukee, WI
Once again we are excited to be particpating the 16th Annual Ghost Ships Festival at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel. Conveniently located off I-94 just south of General Mitchell International Airport, the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel with its state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities, guest amenities and top-notch service made it the perfect choice for Ghost Ships Festival 2015.
The Ghost Ships Festival is Wisconsin's largest trade show devoted to Scuba Diving and Great Lakes Maritime History. Exhibits, workshops, and presentations cover just about every aspect of Great Lakes maritime history and scuba diving. You can listen to and interact with leading dive industry professionals, extreme explorers, maritime historians, and Great Lakes authors!
Tickets to the presentations on Friday night and Saturday are $20.00 until March 12th, 2015 and $25.00 if purchased at the door. You can purchase your tickets through the secure online ticketing page link below:.
Wisconsin Underwater Archeology & Maritime History Conference
Saturday, October 25th 2014 10 am - 4 pm
Wisconsin Maritime Museum|75 Maritime Dr.|Manitowoc WI 54220| (920) 684-0218
WUAA project progress report
Progress of books WUAA is financing
Non-profit (501C3) status
- The Wisconsin Historical Society's Underwater Archeology & Maritime Preservation Program 2014 Survey Season
- Bring Lunch or eat nearby
- History of Chicago's moveable bridges
- Treasures from, and a map view of, the Great Lakes Marine Collection
- Wisconsin Maritime Museum Projects and Initiatives
- Wisconsin Maritime Museum Projects and Initiatives: Tour of Museum
Sunday, October 26th
Nautical Archaeology Society
(NAS) Archaeological Illustration Workshop 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost for WUAA members is $75 and non-members is $100.
The NAS Introduction course is the first stage in the Nautical Archaeology Society training program, which WUAA is partnering with to build a community of trained advocates to help document and promote Wisconsin's maritime heritage. This one day course offers an introduction to archaeology and maritime archaeology, combining a mixture of classroom and practical sessions. This course aims to promote archaeology more broadly, but to also provide specific content that pertains to the incredible history of Great Lakes maritime tradition. This introduction course will also introduce topics such as dating methods used in archaeology and how the current legislation applies to our underwater cultural heritage.
By the end of the day participants will:
•Have been introduced to the basic principles and scope of maritime archaeology
•Be able to apply 2D survey methods to an archaeological site
•Have an understanding of your rights and responsibilities concerning underwater heritage in Wisconsin
•Be qualified to pursue further NAS training credits, which can be applied toward future conferences and higher level training courses.
When: Saturday (Watch for next dates) (8am - 4pm)
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - 1/2 hour lunch break, and 1/2 hour afternoon break
Where: Watch for next site location
Cost: $85, Price includes course materials, museum fees, & Lunch
Summer 2014 Underwater Survey Projects - Volunteers Needed
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- Provide access to information pertaining to underwater archaeology statewide.
- Provide training to perform underwater site surveys.
- Promote research and education in underwater archaeology in Wisconsin and the surrounding Great Lakes.
- Distribute results of research projects to members and the general public.
- Work in cooperation with organizations interested in underwater archaeological resources.
- Promote the conservation and preservation of underwater archaeological resources and sites.
Wisconsin Underwater Archeology Association announces International Training Partnership
with the Nautical Archaeology Society (UK)
The Wisconsin Underwater Archeology Association has partnered with the United Kingdom's Nautical Archaeology Society to provide internationally recognized training to anyone interested in maritime archaeology. Divers and non-divers may now participate in workshop-based training seminars that are taught by professionals and recognized in more than 25 countries around the world.