the site in part to determine whether it would be appropriate for an upcoming
field school. The team planned the site visit
to coincide with low tide and were fortunate to experience a seasonal low tide that left
nearly the entire wreck and surrounding river bottom exposed.
In the cold winds, the river silts froze
quickly after being exposed, making it possible to walk to and around the wreck with relative ease. The
team took advantage of these conditions to map and document the site.