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About this Presentation:
Did you know there is a ship graveyard in Baltimore’s Curtis Creek? Join us for a talk by Maryland’s State Underwater Archaeologist, Dr. Susan Langley, to discover the submerged and hidden vessels off of Hawkins Point! Although known mostly as the home of the U.S. Coast Guard since 1897, the bustling waterfront industries of Curtis Bay and Creek have long included shipyards and other maritime businesses. So it’s not unusual that these waters contain a disproportionate number of scrapped and abandoned vessels. What is surprising is the nature and histories of many of these watercraft, which include mid-19th century schooners to the last passenger steamers operating as recently as 1963.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Susan Langley lectures internationally on a broad range of subjects including maritime archaeology, textile technology, piracy, and the archaeology and present practices of bees and beekeeping globally. Although her “day-job” is Maryland’s State Underwater Archaeologist directing the Maryland Maritime Archaeology Program for more than 25 of its 30 years, she is also the beekeeper for the hive at Government House in Annapolis. Dr. Langley is an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities, where she teaches underwater archaeology and the history and anthropology of piracy. She also taught maritime archaeology in Thailand for several years through UNESCO. She is a Master SCUBA diver instructor, judges Maryland’s History Day competition, and lectures and leads expeditions for Zegrahm Expeditions.