Underwater archaeologist washes ashore at Fall River

January 14, 2013 by  

The Fall River Marine Museum welcomes Victor Mastone to speak at a special program to be held this Thursday, January 17 at 7:00 pm.

Mastone is the foremost leader of a Massachusetts subaquatic archeological committee that implements the utilization and access of underwater resources. Further, as the director of this state board, he supervises coastal zone management and advises the state on assorted navigation projects, searching and dredging, and the Cape Wind project, which is America’s premier offshore wind farm located on Horseshoe Shoal in the Nantucket Sound.

In addition, Victor Mastone was a contributing editor to texts that brought about the passing of the United States Abandoned Ship Act in 1987. The Act initiated a decree that placed management responsibility on each state for an extensive scope of corporal and inorganic resources in respective state waters. Moreover, this Act includes deserted and abandoned shipwrecks, to which no-one has claimed ownership.

The presentation shadows an earlier program, which addressed the finding of the U.S.S. Portland wreckage over 100 years after its sinking.

Tickets for this event are $15 for members of the museum, $20 for non-members, and $12 for seniors, and children under the age of twelve.

In proximity to a print company, the Fall River Marine Museum is aptly located at 70 Water Street, and features a magnificent exhibit of the life and times of the Titanic. There is also a unique and eclectic collection of relics and mementos, photographs, and recorded narratives as told by survivors.