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Free Java Jolt Ship Lecture | News Release | Torpedo Factory Art Center

 

Photo © Old Town Post


Saturday, June 25

10:00 AM – Noon

Torpedo Factory Art Center, First Floor

105 North Union Street

By examining the wood and iron fastenings from the ship, excavated from 220 South Union Street last winter, the speaker illustrates how deep draft cargo vessels were constructed, repaired, and beached and broken during the 18th century in the Mid-Atlantic. Emphasis is placed upon historic documents relating to Alexandria during the 18th century as well as the story the timbers tell.

Jason Lunze is a maritime archaeologist who holds a Master’s degree from the University of Southern Denmark. He has practical experience recording ships timbers and fastenings on several European sites. His thesis from the University of Southern Denmark, Time Aboard The Swedish Warship Vasa 1628, is available online: http://www.maritimearchaeology.dk/downloads/Jason%20Lunze%20These%20Main%20Paper_red.pdf

 

Sponsored by the Friends of Alexandria Archaeology (FOAA)

Free, but reservations are required

archaeology@alexandriava.gov 703.746.4399

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