Sunday, Mar 9, 2014
Archaeology program: Discovery of an Historic Ohio River Wreck
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September 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM
For more than 100 years, flatboats traveled American waterways with passengers and cargoes, but at journey's end the vessels were usually broken up and sold for lumber. However, Metropolis resident John Schwegman discovered a submerged flatboat near Olmstead in the Ohio River just miles from its convergence with the Mississippi River. Researchers from SIU excavated the flatboat for study and preservation.Return to event list.
John E. Schwegman is a nature conservationist who is retired from a career with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. He is the former State Botanist and developed the agency’s Natural Areas program. Later he implemented a native plant conservation program for Illinois.
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