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Shipwreck Weekend Returns!

After a three-year hiatus, Shipwreck Weekend is back! The Nautical Archaeology Program’s annual public event returned this April 15th, with this year’s theme being “Embodying Seamanship: Digital and Physical Reconstructions of the Seafaring Past.”

Guest speaker Dr. Pat Tanner from University College Cork gave a public lecture on his work creating digital models of shipwrecks, after which the NAP opened its doors to the public for the rest of the day. Attendees got to visit the NAP’s numerous laboratories, meet the people working in them, learn about the research they are currently doing, and experience being a nautical archeologist for themselves!

The open house included several activities for attendees of all ages, including trying on Scuba gear, practicing writing underwater, coloring and constructing their own ships, 3D scanning, and finding real artifacts.

Thank you to all who attended, and we look forward to seeing you again at Shipwreck Weekend 2024!