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Museum of Underwater Archaeology

introduces students to the work of underwater archaeologists and maritime historians. Explore shipwrecks, lost colonies, and underwater archaeological projects around the world. Follow the stories of the CSS Alabama, a Confederate ship sunk in battle, and the Industry, a sloop that went down in 1764 while delivering supplies to British troops in Florida. Learn about the six steps in conducting an underwater archaeology project. (Museum of Underwater Archaeology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

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Interesting Fact:

More than two decades before English colonists arrived at Jamestown, Virginia to establish the first permanent English settlement in North America, Sir Walter Raleigh organized several attempts to establish a colony on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. Encouraged by the explorations of Sir Humphrey Gilbert, Raleigh obtained a charter for establishing a New World settlement south of Newfoundland.
Image of the CSS Alabama

CSS Alabama


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