Submerged Resources Reveal Maritime History of the Channel Islands

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Date: January 26, 2018
Contact: Yvonne Menard, 805-658-5725

National Park Service (NPS) archeologist Bert Ho and NPS volunteer Carol Linteau will highlight the maritime heritage of the Channel Islands in the February From Shore to Sea lecture.

The presentation will feature the history of a Gold-rush era steamship, a World War II era torpedo bomber, and a coastal minesweeper. There are over 100 underwater shipwrecks found around the Channel Islands that increase our knowledge of the evolving maritime industry in this region.

Ho is currently the senior underwater archeologist for the Submerged Resources Center of the NPS. He has worked on shipwrecks and submerged aircraft in the U.S., Panama, Colombia, South Africa, and Mozambique. He recently led an expedition to Midway Atoll to search for sunken WWII aircraft from the Battle of Midway. Prior to joining the NPS, Ho worked for NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey.

Linteau has served as an NPS volunteer-in-parks diver and researcher since 2000. As a diver for more than 26 years, Linteau has assisted in submerged resource projects at Channel Islands, Biscayne, and Isle Royale National Parks, as well as Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and the USS Arizona. Linteau is a SCUBA instructor and is certified as an Avocational Archeology Tutor.

The talk will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The From Shore to Sea lecture series is sponsored by Channel Islands National Park to further the understanding of current research on the Channel Islands and surrounding marine waters. The 2018 lecture series will take place at 7:00 pm on the second Thursday of each month, February through April and September through November, at the Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center, 1901 Spinnaker Drive, in Ventura Harbor. The programs are free and open to the public.

This lecture can also be viewed live online, at: Shore to Sea lecture series.

Lectures are recorded and posted at:

Last updated: January 26, 2018

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