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Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum to Host Underwater Heritage Symposium

August 18, 2014



HATTERAS, Aug. 18 -- The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources issued the following news release:

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is hosting an Underwater Heritage Symposium bringing together state, local and regional professionals in the diving and underwater archaeology fields. The symposium takes place at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras on September 5 and 6, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The two-day symposium provides the opportunity to connect with leading experts that bring knowledge from the Graveyard of the Atlantic to the surface.

North Carolina Maritime Museum System Director, Joseph K. Schwarzer, opens the symposium that covers a wide variety of topics including near shore and offshore shipwreck diving, laws protecting underwater cultural heritage, technologies for marine science and ocean exploration and recreational diving technology.

Discover what it takes to manage beach wrecks in the digital age and how State budget cuts affect that process and learn about educational opportunities such as the Nautical Archaeology Society Training Initiative and Maritime Heritage Education Programs.

The symposium is open to the public. There is no fee to attend.

For more information, call 252-986-2995 or email maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov. Visit the website at www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is located at 59200 Museum Dr., Hatteras, NC 27943. The museum is open Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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