Rediscovering the Titanic

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Heard On University Of The Air

Among those who have first-hand experience with history’s most famous shipwreck is Tamara Thomson, Wisconsin State Archaeologist who talked to us three years ago about her work with The Titanic. We’ll find out what kind of equipment had to be developed to survey the debris field of the famous wreck and what discoveries emerge through lab work, how the wreck has been affected by its visitors, and what advantages come with the breaking of the ship in two. We’ll also explore some notable shipwrecks preserved in cold freshwaters of Wisconsin. Along the way, we’ll find out how new techniques are teaching us new things about the Titanic and other ships.

Episode Credits

  • Norman Gilliland Host
  • Tamara Thomsen Guest

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