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UASC Meeting Wednesday 24 April at 6:30 PDF Print E-mail

Hey Everybody,

The next UASC meeting is coming up fast, this Wednesday the 24th of April, at the Chicago Maritime Society space on the 6th floor of the Helix Building, 310 S. Racine at Jackson. As usual, light refreshments will start at 6:30, business at 7:00, and the guest speaker around 8:00.

This month our guest speaker will be Richard Lanyon, presenting on the History of the Sanitary and Ship Canal. Richard Lanyon has had a life long association with the waterways in and around Chicago. He grew up along the North Branch, attended the University of Illinois Navy Pier campus, worked as a beginning engineer on the Lake Diversion legal controversy and capped his working life with a 48‐year accomplishment with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. He enjoys biking along the waterways, Lake Michigan and hometown Evanston, Illinois neighborhoods where he lives with his wife Marsha Richman.

If anyone has any items that they would like added to the agenda, please let me know. ( If you have images to go with it, that is even better. )

For refreshments this month I know there will be a lot of food left over from Sunday's picnic out at Haigh Quarry, and then I think we would like one or two people to bring a pot-luck item just to fill in. So if you would like to contribute a dish or a snack, please contact Dan Kasberger, ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ), and he will let you know if it is your turn in April or May. ( As usual, UASC will provide the soft drinks, plates, cups, utensils, condiments, etc. )

See you there,

John

 
UASC, LOUP and Scuba Meet-Up Theatre Event. PDF Print E-mail
You are cordially invited to join The Hitzeman Family, UASC LOUPand Scuba Meet-up at our 3rd Theatre Event.
Bring a guest to this year’s performance of “The Trip to Bountiful” on April 09, at 8:00 P.M.
The Theatre of Western Springs (www.theatrewesternspirngs.com) is located on the corner of Hampton and Hillgrove Avenues in Western Springs.  Theatre capacity is 410 seats, so please respond early to reserve your seats.
The Theatre of Western Springs describes the play:
This is the poignant story of Mrs. Watts, an aging widow living with her son and daughter-in-law in a three-room flat in Houston, Texas.  Fearing that her presence may be an imposition on others, Mrs. Watts imagines that if she can get away and return to her old home in the town of Bountiful, she is sure to regain her strength, dignity and peace of mind.  She proceeds to Bountiful and makes a lonely pilgrimage to the scene of her old home.  The results are both brilliantly life-affirming and heartbreaking in one of legendary playwright Horton Foote’s most beloved works.  Travel with her in this delicately beautiful play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, whose work has enriched and mesmerized its audiences.
 
You will also be treated to a desert buffet of goodies during the intermission by Chef’s Ahoy.
Read more... [UASC, LOUP and Scuba Meet-Up Theatre Event.]
 
Meeting Wednesday, Other News PDF Print E-mail

UASC Members:

Our next meeting is just around the corner, this Wednesday March 27th, at the Chicago Maritime Society museum space on the 6th floor of the Helix Building, 310 S. Racine at Jackson. Light refreshments will start at 6:30, business at 7:00, and the featured guest speaker around 8:00.

This month our featured speaker will be Kira Kaufman, who will be presenting on the survey work on Wrecks in Indiana Waters. With five years of supervisory experience in underwater archaeological techniques and research, and has conducted underwater archaeological survey, excavation, and documentation projects in the Midwest and Southeast United States, as well as in Ghana, Africa. Dr. Kaufmann has served in a supervisory capacity for a number of maritime‐related projects, for which she conducted survey, recovery, remote sensing, monitoring, and report writing.

One exciting piece of business at the March meeting will be the raffle drawing to see which of our new members will win free entry into one or the other of the two workshops we have coming up this spring. By my count we welcomed 25 new memberships between Our World Underwater, the Chicago Maritime Festival, Ghost Ships, and the February meeting, plus we will be honoring the show special one last time at the March meeting on Wednesday, so hopefully we will see a lot of those new faces in the crowd. Two free entries will be drawn - One for the two-day hands-on ROV workshop to be delivered by Mark Gleason in April and the other for the research methods workshop to be delivered by noted historian Brendon Baillod at a date still to be determined.

Read more... [Meeting Wednesday, Other News]
 
UASC Presenters 2013 PDF Print E-mail
  • Jan 30 2013‐ Our guest speaker was Dr. Anna Roosevelt , one of America's leading archaeologists, professor of anthropology at UIC, and former curator of the Field Museum; She spoke on her work doing underwater mapping of Paleo‐Indian sites.
    Dr. Roosevelt is an international superstar in the field of Archaeology.

  • Feb 2013‐ Our UASC Project Leaders will be presenting our plans to move forward with our ongoing project plans for this year.

  • Mar 2013‐ Kira Kaufman will be presenting on the survey work on Wrecks in Indiana Waters. With five years of supervisory experience in underwater archaeological techniques and research, and has conducted underwater archaeological survey, excavation, and documentation projects in the Midwest and Southeast United States, as well as in Ghana, Africa. Dr. Kaufmann has served in a supervisory capacity for a number of maritime‐related projects, for which she conducted survey, recovery, remote sensing, monitoring, and report writing.

  • Apr 2013‐ Richard Lanyon will be presenting on the History of the Sanitary and Ship Canal. Richard Lanyon has had a life long association with the waterways in and around Chicago. He grew up along the North Branch, attended the University of Illinois Navy Pier campus, worked as a beginning engineer on the Lake Diversion legal controversy and capped his working life with a 48‐year accomplishment with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. He enjoys biking along the waterways, Lake Michigan and hometown Evanston, Illinois neighborhoods where he lives with his wife Marsha Richman

  • May 2013‐ Ted Karamanski will be presenting on the Great Lakes Sailing Vessels of the War of 1812. He is working on a history of the Great Lakes region, specifically a history of Lake Michigan, particularly a cultural and environmental history, book length.

  • June, July August & September‐ TBA

  • Oct 2013‐ Kevin Cullen President of WUAA (Wisconsin Underwater Archaeological Association) will be presenting on the work going on in Wisconsin Waters.

  • Nov 2013‐ End of Year Project Reports by our UASC Project Leaders.


Fantastic Presenters Are Scheduled For 2013:
Become A Member Today And Don’t Miss Out!! 

 

 
Strictly Sail Show PDF Print E-mail

This Thursday - Sunday, January 24-27, is the Strictly Sail show at Navy Pier http://www.strictlysailchicago.com/ The cost of entry is very reasonable and includes many free seminars ranging from Boat Handling to the history of sailing ships during the War of 1812. The UASC is not exhibiting at this show, but if you go, pay attention to the exhibitors in regards to what seems to work well and what doesn't. Please take photos and let the UASC officers know your opinions about this so it can be taken into consideration for future UASC displays. 

If you are a diver and need to get any of your gear serviced, now is the time to get it done.
If you are a researcher, let me know if you want to join me at the National Archives, History Museum, Newberry Library, Harold Washington library or any other research facility that you are interested in. 

Don't forget to tell your friends and anyone who may be interested, that the UASC has a new meeting location for this January's meeting, as well as our Guest Speaker, Dr. Anna Roosevelt who will be discussing her underwater work discovering new Paleo Indian sites. More info on both of these is available on the UASC website. 

See you at the January 30 UASC meeting,
Jim

 
UASC Seminar on January 19th Has Been Cancelled PDF Print E-mail

I am sorry to inform you that this Saturday's seminar on Research and
Discovery of Lake Michigan Shipwrecks had to be cancelled. Due to
unforeseen family conflicts, our presenter will not be able to conduct
the seminar either on January 19 or 26.

I will work with the presenter in an effort to reschedule the program in
Chicago soon, possibly on a Saturday in March (either March 2, 9 or 23).

I apologize for any inconvenience this may have a caused anyone, and
hope that we'll be able to find a new date that will be suitable for
you. Thank you again for your interest and previous registration.

Don Doherty
UASC

 
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