Beyond the Titanic: Shipwrecks, artifacts top Sea Grant/Cooperative
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. -- September 11, 2000 -- Discovery of a Titanic
is the sort of world-class coup that rivets public attention on marine archaeology.
But for one Titanic, there are hundreds and thousands of less celebrated
ships buried in mystery beneath the waves. And some of them are very close
Slave ships, rumrunners, British frigates from the Revolutionary War,
World War II submarines-these are some of the vessels that lie below the
surface of Rhode Island waters. Anthropologist D. K. Abbass will discuss
the archaeological significance of these vessels and other underwater resources
in a slide-lecture to be presented Wednesday, September 20, in the Coastal
Institute Auditorium, University of Rhode Island Bay Campus, Narragansett.
Her talk will run from 6 to 7 p.m. and will include video clips during a
Abbass, founding director of the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project
(RIMAP), has steered RIMAP through an extensive survey of Rhode Island's
underwater resources, creating a database of shipwrecks to guide potential
recovery efforts. Her ambitions lately focus on a search for the Endeavor,
the vessel of Captain James Cook's historic 18th century journey of scientific
This is the final presentation of the summer community lecture series
sponsored by Rhode Island Sea Grant and the URI Cooperative Extension/ Food
Science and Nutrition program. Presenting Narragansett Bay from unusual
vantage points, these monthly lectures were designed to offer a little of
the taste, the history, and the adventure of Narragansett Bay.
The lecture is free, but seating is limited, so reservations are required.
For reservations or more information, please call the Sea Grant Communications
Office at (401) 874-6842.
For Information, Tony Corey, (401) 874-6844, firstname.lastname@example.org