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Exhibits are closed for the 2021 season.

Archaeology Field School

Course Details

Course NameUnderwater Archaeology Field School
InstructorChris Sabick
Director of Research & Archaeology
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Classroom LocationLake Champlain Maritime Museum
Dive LocationBasin Harbor, Lake Champlain
DatesPostponed to 2022, see note below
Credit3 credits optional through Castleton University
TuitionTo be determined later
Size8 participants maximum

Thank you for your interest in the Museum’s 2021 Nautical Archaeology Field School!  Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID pandemic we have been forced to make the difficult decision to postpone Field School until the Spring/Summer of 2022. Please keep an eye on this page for updated information and fill out an interest form below if you would prefer to be contacted directly with updates.

Course Description

Underwater Archaeology Field School hosted by Lake Champlain Maritime Museum offers a mix of both instruction and hands-on underwater research. The 2021 Field School will continue to investigate and document an unidentified shipwreck in Basin Harbor, Vermont.

Field School diving sessions will teach practical underwater skills using both traditional documentation techniques and cutting-edge technology on an historic shipwreck. Through additional academic lecture, participants will have the opportunity to study legal practices, to learn about local history, and to participate in artifact conservation. Applicants should have completed Basic Open Water SCUBA as a prerequisite for this course, as well as First Aid/CPR certification and DAN Diver Insurance.


Archaeology Field School Interest Form