Video of the Frank A. Palmer (Quicktime, 4.9 MB)
Video of the Louise B. Crary (Quicktime, 4.1 MB)
Join NOAA scientists and archaeologists from the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (SBNMS) and the National Undersea Research Center at the University of Connecticut (NURC-UConn) on Saturday 15 July 2005 as they explore the shipwreck of the coal schooners Frank A. Palmer and Louise B. Crary via a remotely operated vehicle (ROV).
Thirty minute live broadcasts from the shipwreck will take place at 11:00am and 2:00 pm (EDT) at the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center’s auditorium and over the internet at http://www.nurc.uconn.edu. Sunday 16 July 2006 will serve as a backup day for the live broadcast in the event of weather or equipment problems on 15 July 2006.
The live broadcast will be part of the 5th Annual Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Celebration at the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center which highlights the natural and historical resources of New England’s only national marine sanctuary.
The Sanctuary Celebration will also include divers participating in the Great Annual Fish Count, an international program that encourages divers and snorkelers to identify and count fish in local waters. Coordinated by the Reef Environmental Education Foundation, this year's fish count will run throughout the month in coastal areas throughout the world.