Virtual Program - Robert J. Walker Shipwreck Mapping Project

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Event Details

**This is a virtual program.**

This virtual presentation focuses on the 2014 project to map the current state of the wreckage of the government vessel, ROBERT J. WALKER, which sank after a collision with a schooner 12 miles off the New Jersey Coast. This was a collaboration of divers from many walks of life gathering together to record a historic, yet little-known wreck site. Divers spent a total of 48 hours on the bottom to map the site. Presented by president of the New Jersey Historical Divers Association, Inc., Daniel Lieb. 

Dan Lieb is the current president of the New Jersey Historical Divers Association, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of New Jersey shipwreck and maritime history. Dan has participated in dozens of archaeological investigations on wreck sites in and out of the state of New Jersey. Most of these investigations were under the direction of professional contract archaeologists. 

As a founding member and trustee of NJHDA, he has given dozens of presentations throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Delaware on the topic of New Jersey shipwreck history. He has identified fourteen wrecks off the New Jersey coast. Lieb appeared on the History Channel’s program "Deep Sea Detectives" in September of 2004. The program featured two old, sunken locomotives investigated by NJHDA. The locomotives are amongst the oldest known to exist. In August 2014, he and Steve Nagiewicz led an expedition to map the “Robert J. Walker,” a historic wreck off Atlantic City.

On the day before the program you will be sent the Zoom meeting information by email. Please note that if you are using Zoom on a tablet or smartphone you will need to download the Zoom app.

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Event Type(s): Presentation / Lecture
Age Group(s): Adults (18+)

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