War of 1812 Shipwreck

In 1812, Joshua Barney, a retired Revolutionary War naval hero, proposed creating a fleet of American barges to defend the Chesapeake Bay… read more

In 1812, Joshua Barney, a retired Revolutionary War naval hero, proposed creating a fleet of American barges to defend the Chesapeake Bay against British ships. In August 1814, Commodore Barney was forced to destroy and sink his fleet of 15 vessels in Maryland’s Patuxent River to prevent their capture. One of these barges was discovered in 1979 under the river mud and partially excavated. Now, underwater archaeologist Robert Neyland of the Navy History and Heritage Command is leading a team to further study the wreck. American History TV traveled up the river to learn about the project and visited the Navy’s Underwater Archaeology lab in the Washington Navy Yard where artifacts from the ship are studied. close

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  • Kearns, Greg Naturalist Prince George's County (MD) Department of Parks and Recreation->Patuxent River Park
  • Lieb, Dan Diver Dolan Research
  • Neyland, Robert S. Head U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command->Underwater Archaeology Branch
  • Schwarz, George Archeologist and Conservator U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command->Underwater Archaeology Branch
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Program ID:
306325-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 10, 2012
Last Aired:
Sep 2, 2012

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  • Jun 10, 2012 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 10, 2012 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 10, 2012 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 16, 2012 | 1:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Jun 18, 2012 | 3:29am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 04, 2012 | 10:31am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Aug 27, 2012 | 9:32am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 27, 2012 | 5:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Sep 01, 2012 | 5:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 02, 2012 | 4:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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