Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 31st

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, ALL ARE WELCOME. Refreshments 6:30, Business 7:00, Speaker 8:00.


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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

UASC in the News PDF Print E-mail

Check it out! UASC has recently been detailed in an issue of SouthSide Weekly. We have had a great dive season this year surveying the Mystery Wreck. Lookng forward to a productive year in 2018! Read the full article here;


10 Guidelines To Underwater Surveying PDF Print E-mail

UASC Survey Methodology - Click Here! Tony Keifer, Ruth and John Loftus, and Jim Jarecki have produced a document describing how to do surveys so that anyone who wants to become a leader can use it as a “how to” guide. Follow these 10 guidelines to document a wreck site & conduct an underwater survey.

Writing Of Bud Brain PDF Print E-mail

Intro NAS Class PDF Print E-mail

Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) Instructor & UASC's very own, Dave Thompson, taught a NAS introductory class to some of our members earlier this month. Students spent several days in both classroom and field survey settings learning the science behind Underwater Archaeology. The class gave great insight into the fundamentals of our organization and the tools and resources available for finding, measuring and recording a wreck site.


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.

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