Phoenix Burning: Case Study of a Lake Champlain Shipwreck
Chris Sabick - 802-475-2022 x110
LCMM campus and Lake Champlain
Course: July 1-3, 2019
$600 ($775 with 1 credit)
Lake Champlain was a once a hot bed of experimentation for the development of steamboat technology, and the remains of some of those experiments still lie at the bottom of the lake’s cold dark waters. During this three day course participants will have the opportunity to take an in-depth look at the earliest steamboat shipwreck in North America, the steamboat Phoenix (1815-1819).
Participants will review firsthand accounts of the construction and sinking of the vessel, examine archaeological data and artifacts collected from the wreck site, and explore the lasting impact of this early steam powered vessel through consideration of dozens of steamboats that followed in its wake.