Underwater
Investigations
and
Archaeology

Dolan Projects

Archaeological and investigative projects

PROJECT

New Bedford Harbor Shipwreck Study

Client

Apex Industries, LLC, and New Bedford Harbor Development Commission

Location

New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts

Scope

A Phase II underwater archaeological investigation of a shipwreck located in New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts. Project work included two principal components: additional underwater archeological investigation to collect more information on the shipwreck site, and documentary research to assist in confirming the identity the wreck. The wreck was identified as the Thomas H. Lawrence, a three-masted schooner constructed in Boston in 1891, and abandoned in New Bedford Harbor in 1940. Data collected from the underwater investigation and through historical research was used to evaluate the significance of the wreck in terms of the National Register of Historic Places eligibility criteria (36 CFR 60.4).

For more information about this project
or our servic es please contact:

Lee Cox

Director

leecox@comcast.net

30 Paper Mill Rd.,
Newtown Square
PA, 19073