David Howe to speak at next Sotterely Speaker Series virtual event

News Release, Historic Sotterely

Historic Sotterley is proud to host the second event in its 2020 Sotterley Speaker Series on Wednesday, June 24th.  David Howe, Secretary of the Institute of   Maritime History and Retired Admiralty Lawyer, will present  Diving for History: Never Too Old to Play in the Mud.  This is a free virtual event.

Conducting underwater archaeological reconnaissance, David Howe, and volunteers from The Institute of  work to locate, research, and preserve submerged historic sites.  From George Washington’s miniature ship, The Federalist, to The Lord Dunmore (1776), and numerous Civil War sites, Mr. Howe will share the methods, mission, and madness associated with mapping and identifying the underwater “museums” that haunt the Mid-Atlantic waterways.  He’ll share insight into Mallows Bay, a National Marine Sanctuary, as well as the richness of the Chesapeake Bay sites, with as many as 3,300 vessels lost, nearly half in Maryland waters. 

If possible, Speaker Series presentations held later in the year may also be offered in person if social distancing guidelines allow. We ask attendees to check the  website as each event approaches to find out if the event will be held virtually and/or in person. This event is Free, but advance reservations are required.  Links to join the webinar platform along with instructions will be  provided the week of the event on the website.

For the 13th season, this series is made possible by the generous sponsorship of The Boeing Company!

Advance Registration Required.  Registration and hosting information can be found on Historic Sotterley’s website: www.sotterley.org

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