Historic City News has learned that LAMP archaeologist Brendan Burke just published an article in the July/August 2009 International Ocean Systems Magazine, “the Magazine for Ocean Professionals” (volume 13, number 4).
The title of the article is Wreck Protection: Using Sonar Mosaics to Protect U.S. Cultural Heritage. Protection for wrecks is vital but worthless unless they can be monitored.
To monitor these sites most efficiently, LAMP, the archaeological and historical research division of the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, purchased a Klein (USA) 3900 search and recovery sidescan sonar as part of our ongoing First Coast Maritime Archaeology Project.
Since then, it has been used to monitor sites in northeast Florida as well as several other locations along Florida’s coast.
Congratulations go out to Brendan for producing a great article that will spread news of LAMP’s work here in St. Augustine to our colleagues in the broader marine science industry.