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Immerse Yourself! Florida Keys Underwater Archaeology

Immerse Yourself! Florida Keys Underwater Archaeology

Wed 07/17/2024

Matthew Lawrence is a maritime archaeologist based at Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary's Key Largo office. He has worked for the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries since 2002. A graduate of East Carolina University's program in maritime studies, Lawrence's professional research interests include remote sensing survey, 19th century steam navigation, and the U.S. coasting trade. He is an avid scuba diver who enjoys underwater photography.

Join Matthew as he takes us through the history of the HMS Loo, a British royal Navy ship that wrecked in the Keys in the 18th century. Learn about the history of the vessel, the historical context for why it was in the Florida Keys, and its role in one of the first underwater archaeological investigations in the US in the early 1950s.

Price FREE

Time 7 PM

Venue History of Diving Museum

Address 82990 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036 GET DIRECTIONS

Phone Number 305.664.9737