Underwater Archaeology & Research

Formed in 2000, our Underwater Archaeology team is the research arm of Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Our team of archaeologists and researchers are experts regional, national, and international archaeological research and policymaking as it relates to underwater cultural heritage.

From the lab or on the water, we conduct high-quality and cutting-edge research and find new and exciting ways to connect the public with priceless cultural resources that lie underwater.

Our work stretches across several key areas of underwater cultural resource study and management:

  • Archaeological projects on Lake Champlain and beyond
  • Artifacts preservation in the on-campus Conservation Lab
  • Management of the Vermont and New York shipwrecks in Lake Champlain, including those in the Vermont Underwater Historic Preserve System
  • Archaeological services to other organizations
  • Annual Field School and other courses for emerging underwater archaeologists and divers