Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 28th

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



June 2015 Minutes PDF Print E-mail

Underwater Archaeological Society of Chicago

Meeting Minutes


Andres Zayas and Mike Shettle were two guests welcomed at the meeting.

There was no change in the treasury.


Ten people attended the CPR class conducted by Sam Frank.



Claire Gadbois handed out the ICSSD Presidents’ Night award applications to President Bob Rushman and asked those present to think of whom to nominate for the banquet. Claire also reminded everyone of the upcoming Jim Haigh Memorial Dive on July 19th.


  • Tacoma: Keith Pearson agreed to get previous data on the Tacoma and submit it to Bob Rushman. Bob & Claire Gadbois will be diving on the Tacoma and the Material Service Barge on Saturday, July 25th. They agreed to supply video and stills from these dives. Bob Rushman is the coordinator.
  • St. Mary and Rotarian Keith Pearson said he would have these two reports in one year.
  • Solon H. Johnson: Tony Kiefer said he needed one more dive to finish the drawings. Jim Jarecki added that he needs to do a bit more research at the National Archives for this project.
  • General: Robert Hughes agreed to do drawings based upon video or stills from any project. Jim Jarecki said he would look into the best format to archive the materials. Keith Pearson offered an aluminum 80 tank and John Bell offered $20 to the first person to complete a project.
  • Land-Based Survey Training: John Bell said he was unable to provide the training. Tony Kiefer volunteered to do the training at a UASC meeting.

The meeting ended with Dean Nolan giving a short presentation on the George W. Morley. This was followed by Bob Gadbois showing an old video documenting the discovery and subsequent raising of the Mystery Ship, Alvin Clark.

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