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School of HPER Uncovers Captain Kidd Shipwreck to be Dedicated as Underwater Museum

Here is an interesting article about Captain Kidd’s shipwreck, discovered by a School of HPER research team, led by Charles Beeker, and now being dedicated as a Living Underwater Museum.

“The Underwater Science team from the IU School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER), led by Beeker, has been working to preserve, analyze and document the Kidd shipwreck since its surprising discovery, which made headlines around the world. This unique museum, resting in less than 10 feet of water just 70 feet from shore, will give divers the opportunity to see the 17th century ship remains, including several anchors, along with dozens of cannons, which rest on the ocean’s floor and serve as home to coral and sea creatures. Above water, several more traditional museums will benefit from artifacts that are on loan to IU by the Dominican Republic government for the purpose of study and research.”

http://newsinfo.iu.edu/web/page/normal/18581.html

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