Cultural Resources Survey and Archeological Inventory of the Proposed Carrollton Revetment Project, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Phase 1. Volume 1 of 2
Final rept. Aug 2003-Mar 2004
GOODWIN (R CHRISTOPHER) AND ASSOCIATES INC NEW ORLEANS LA
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This document presents the results of an investigation by R. Christopher Goodwin Associates, Inc., between Aug 11 and Sep 2, 2003, for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District. The proposed project area is located along the east-descending bank of the Mississippi River between River Mile 101.6 and 102.5 in Orleans Parish, LA. The terrestrial portion of the proposed Area of Potential Effect encompassed an area that measured approximately 1.56 ha 3.86 ac of land, while the submerged portion of the study area encompassed 11.1 ha 27.44 ac in size. This undertaking incorporated in-depth historical research of the proposed project area and its surroundings a detailed review of previously collected underwater remote sensing data provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District and a Phase I cultural resources survey and archeological inventory of the terrestrial portion of the proposed Area of Potential Effect. All fieldwork was performed in accordance with federal and state guidelines and regulations. During the current investigation, Site I 6ORl 90 Shipwreck 2, the submerged remains of the Eads-designed gunboat Chickasaw, and Site l6ORl99 Shipwreck 11, the remains of the catamaran river ferry A. M. Halliday, were found to potentially possess qualities of significance by National Register criteria. Because current project plans call for the emplacement of stone around and immediately adjacent to these two vessels, the proposed undertaking will serve to stabilize the vessels in place, beneficial to long term preservation. No intact archaeological sites were found on the terrestrial portion of the project area and no additional testing is recommended in the area.
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