Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 31

The UASC meets the last Wednesday of each month at the Chicago Maritime Museum located at 1200 West 35th Street, Suite OE5010, Chicago, IL 60609. Free event, visitors are welcome. Refreshments 6:30, Business 7:00, Speaker 8:00.


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August 2016 Announcement PDF Print E-mail

The August UASC meeting is this Wednesday, August, 31st.

Our speaker this month will be Carol Sommers who has offered to review with the group (with the help of others) what she learned from Dave Thompson about how to measure artifacts. Please bring a tape measure or two with you to the meeting this month!

UASC meetings take place the last Wednesday of each month; refreshment and chatter start around 6:30 pm and the meetings begin at 7:00 pm. The Meetings are held at the Chicago Maritime Museum located at 1200 West 35th Street, Suite OE5010, Chicago, IL 60609. Free parking is available adjacent to the facility. Use the entrance next to the loading dock on the north side of the building (same side you will park on). The door is at ground level and the museum is on the lower level down the stairway.


Bob Rushman

UASC President

Shipwrecks & Underwater Archaeology PDF Print E-mail

The Underwater Archaeological Society of Chicago (UASC) is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of Illinois' shipwrecks and other underwater cultural resources. Mission Statement

Lost & Found Underwater Cities PDF Print E-mail

How thrilling it would be to dive down and explore the mysteries of any of these sunken cities! Check out the link to read all about it and watch some videos of people doing just that! Enjoy!

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Remnants of the Santa Cruz, a 15th century junk found off the coast of the Philippines.

Car Ferry #2 Survey Completed! PDF Print E-mail

The Car Ferry #2 survey report is finished! A big Congratulations to all who helped with this project! After 10 years of effort by over 40 members and friends of UASC, the project report for the Railroad Car Ferry Number 2 is finally completed! Congratulations John Bell and co-authors John Loftus, Ruth Loftus, Jim Jarecki, Robert Hughes, John Gerty, and Sam Polonetzky!



Chicago Maritime Museum Open To The Public! A Must See! PDF Print E-mail

Chicago Maritime Museum opened its doors to the public on June 4th and you have to check it out, ASAP! Hours: 10AM - 4PM, Tuesday thru Saturday!

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