Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 22nd

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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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

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.


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.

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!



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