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Sanctuary Live: Expedition to the Wreck of the Steamship Portland

Lecture

Tuesday, September 17th at 2pm and Wednesday, September 18th at 12:30pm 

 Researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary will be broadcasting live to the public as they document the wreck of the paddle wheel Steamship Portland often labeled "the Titanic of New England."  

Scientists will be aboard the Research Vessel Connecticut using state-of-the-art imaging technology, including 360-degree cameras used for virtual reality filming, linking through the University of Rhode Island’s Inner Space Center.

The Portland was sunk during a storm in 1898 off the coast of Cape Ann, and is currently within the federally-protected waters of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. In 2005, the Portland was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

 Join us at the Museum for this exciting and rare presentation to the public that will cover biology, underwater technology, and maritime archaeology.

Free with Museum Admission.