The topic for Day 2 of the Underwater Cultural Research Conference was Research. The conference was free of charge and open to the public. Held at the Courtyard by Marriott at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, on February 25-27, 2020, each day had a separate theme. Attendance could be for one day, one presentation, or the whole conference.

8:00am Continental Breakfast

8:15am Introduction to Research: Dr. Jay C. Martin, Director, Central Michigan University Museum

8:30am Student Papers

  • Environmental Impacts of Shipwrecks, Kendalyn Town
  • Great Triton's Tech, Veronica Gregory

The Importance of Evidence: Is it the Wreck of the Griffon?
Dr. Dean L. Anderson, State Archaeologist (Retired)

10:00-12:30pm Professional Papers

  • Flightless Birds! Military Aircraft in the Great Lakes
    Wayne Lusardi
    , State Underwater Archaeologist, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary/Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • Utilizing Historical Geospatial Data for Coastal Risk Analysis and Management for Michigan's Great Lakes
    Daniel Lizzadro-McPherson
    , Geospatial Research Scientist, Michigan Technological University
  • Modeling Change: The Steamer Wisconsin and Metal Degradation in Lake Michigan
    Caitlin Zant
    , Maritime Archaeologist, Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Office,  Wisconsin Historical Society 
  • Michigan DNR LED Coastal Zone Management Presentation
    Corporal Troy VanGelderen, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Division, Great Lakes Enforcement Unit

    Corporal Nick Torsky
    , Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Division, Great Lakes Enforcement Unit

12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch
Research Collections Worth Diving Into: CMU's Collections for Underwater Archaeologists,
An Archivist's Perspective
Marian Matyn, Archivist, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University

1:30-3:00pm  Professional Papers

  • National Register Nomination of the Tug Lauren Castle
    Daniel Harrison
    , Maritime Archaeologist, Department of Anthropology, Wayne State University
  • Legacy Mine Tailings and Cultural Resource Resources on the Keweenaw Peninsula's Lake Superior Coastline
    Dr. Timothy James Scarlett
    Associate Professor, Industrial Heritage and Archaeology, Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University
  • Recent NOAA Projects in the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
    Phil Hartmeyer, Maritime Archaeologist, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

3:00-3:15pm Coke & Coffee break

3:15-4:15pm Student Papers

  • Insurance on the Great Lakes, Colin Pufahl
  • The Term "Embedded" in the Abandoned Shipwreck Act, Joseph Monetta
  • Women as Ship Owners, Hannah Zigman
  • Physical Labor and Sailor Anatomy, Tom Yura
  • Underground Railroad on the Great Lakes, Olivia Tucker

4:15-5:30pm Facilitated Open Forum/Discussion regarding Day 2 findings, facilitated by Dr. Jay Martin, Director, Central Michigan University Museum 

5:30-7:00pm Supper on your own

 Underwater Archaeology 101: Documenting Shipwrecks Beneath the Waves
Dr. Gail Vander Stoep, Associate Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Community Sustainability, Michigan State University; Certified Instructor - NAS (Nautical Archaeological Society) 

Financial assistance for this project was provided, in part, by the Coastal Management Program, Water Resources Division, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, under the National Coastal Zone Management Program, through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.