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.


Underwater Archaeological Society of Chicago



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The Underwater Detective program is for Kids, Teens and Adults and is presented by the Underwater Archaeological Society of Chicago (UASC). 

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Identifying the parts of a ship
  • Discover clues about the wreck
  • Watch a video of some of the shipwrecks in Lake Michigan
  • Draw the shipwreck like a real underwater archaeologist
  • Learn about the gear needed to go scuba diving when you are an underwater detective
  • Discover why shipwrecks of the world are important to our history and our future
  • Participants with receive a Certificate of Accomplishment from the Underwater Archaeological Society of Chicago (UASC)
  • Handouts will include further information on underwater studies
  • The video Explore Chicago Shipwrecks by UASC with 7 ships of the Great Lakes featured on the DVD


If your interested in bringing the program to your group or community contact the Underwater Detectives presenter, Gene, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or by phone at 312.671.7316

Gene discusses underwater archaeology with some participants

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