Take a deep dive into history Feb. 13; SHS sponsors Steamboat Graveyard

F-1-T-SHS-Shipyard-Graveyard-SGetting cabin fever? The Shelburne Historical Society (SHS) has the perfect antidote: Steamboat Graveyard, Friday, Feb. 13 at 6:30pm in Shelburne Town Offices, Room 1.

Christopher Sabick, the Archaeological Director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, will give a lecture about exciting plans for underwater research that will be happening in Shelburne Bay in 2015. This summer the waters of Shelburne Bay will be a treasure trove for graduate students from across the country while they study and document a number of steamboat wrecks that lie on its bottomlands. Sabick’s presentation will discuss the history of this area in relation to shipbuilding and ship repair, details about the vessels being examined, and the techniques and equipment that the students are using to record these historic treasures.

Sabick joined the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in 1998. Director of Conservation since 2000, Sabick took the reins of the Maritime Research Institute, the museum’s archaeological research wing, in 2013.

This SHS event takes place Friday, Feb. 13 at 6:30pm in the Shelburne Town Offices, Room 1. Sabick will begin his presentation after a brief SHS membership meeting to elect an interim board and officers. Members and non-members are always welcome at all SHS events and meetings. Refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Dorothea Penar, SHS at shelburne1763@gmail.com or call (802) 985-3761.