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2020 Project

Gaspé Bay Survey (Canada)
Chris Dostal and Carolyn Kennedy (Texas A&M University)

The Gaspé Peninsula, in eastern Quebec, has been home over the centuries to indigenous and European fishermen, whalers, and traders. It was in Gaspé Bay, in 1534, that Jacques Cartier first landed in Canada, claiming it for France. The region’s long and rich maritime tradition suggests that much material culture is waiting to be found, though the area has been largely unstudied. The project will survey the bay with side scan sonar to identify wreck targets of interest. Read more about the project here: Gaspé Bay Survey.