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Interactive Viewing Party For Deep-Sea Exploration: Biology And Archaeology in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary At Hammond Castle Museum

September 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Join us for a very special live feed and interactive program with scientists from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Marine Imaging Technologies who have been exploring the shipwreck SS Portland, which sank in a gale in 1898 in waters now part of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Explore the shipwrecks lying on the seafloor of NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Massachusetts Bay. This live interaction will connect you to the expedition scientists who study the communities of marine life that make shipwrecks their home. Additionally, you will learn the stories behind the Frank A. Palmer and Louise B. Crary shipwrecks by visiting them on the seafloor. This program will focus on the biological and archaeological significance of shipwrecks in one of America’s underwater treasures.

Joining us on-site for the interactive discussion will be Martin Klein. Known as “The Father of Side Scan Sonar,” Klein’s sonars have been used around the world to help find many famous shipwrecks including the Titanic. In conjunction with this program, Hammond Castle Museum will have on display Hammond’s early work on echo guided torpedoes and Seleno, Hammond’s robotic dog. Hammond’s development of applications for sound technology for the US Navy earned him the title of the “Father of Radio Control.”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Live feed starts at 7 p.m.

*Photo: Side scan sonar image of the Frank A. Palmer and Louise B.Crary. Courtesy of NOAA/SBNMS and NURC-UConn.

Maritime Gloucester is host to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Northern Gateway and hosts a permanent exhibit which is open to the public at 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester. For more information, please visit


September 19, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hammond Castle Museum


Hammond Castle Museum
80 Hesperus Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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