Stellwagen Shipwreck Expert to Speak in Hull, MA


The Hull Lifesaving Museum in Hull, Massachusetts, will launch its new Scientist Saturday program on October 5, 2013, with marine archaeologist Deborah Marx of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

Scientist Saturday monthly programs will give children and their families the chance to meet professional in the marine sciences, learn about their work, and investigate hands-on learning opportunities.

On October 5, come and talk to an archaeologist from the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, New England’s only National Marine Sanctuary. Rich with maritime history, Stellwagen is home to hundreds of historic shipwrecks, from schooners to fishing vessels. Sanctuary archaeologists will be on hand to show visitors the types of equipment used to locate and document historic shipwrecks such as the steamship Portland, lost with all hands in 1898. A mock shipwreck will also be set up on land to allow people of all ages to try the techniques archaeologists use to document a sunken vessel.

When: Saturday, October 5, 2013, 10:00 a.m.

Cost: $5/child members, $10/child & nonmembers

Pre-registration is required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

For registration call (781-925-5433) or email