Accession Number:

ADA126467

Title:

Cultural Resources Survey of Mobile Harbor, Alabama.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 82-Mar 83,

Corporate Author:

OSM ARCHAELOGICAL CONSULTANTS INC MOUNDVILLE AL

Report Date:

1983-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

244.0

Abstract:

The findings of an extensive documentary search and Phase I remote sensing survey of Mobile Bay and offshore areas are presented, as a result of planned harbor expansion and modification by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District. The documentary effort produced a reconstruction of the maritime history of the Bay area, as well as detailed information on 282 shipwrecks located there. Over six hundred anomalies were recorded by the remote sensing survey, which covered 2,000 linear miles of bay and gulf waters. Correlations with shipwreck data have indicated fifteen correspondences of wreck sites with anomalies in proposed construction areas. Three areas of potential submerged prehistoric sites are also outlined. A cultural resource mangement plan is presented for use by the Corps of Engineers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE