Gloucester’s graveyard for ships explored
Archeologists study wrecks on Stellwagen Bank
On Feb 18, Deborah Marx and Matthew Lawrence, maritime archaeologists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will present “The Shipwrecks of Stellwagen Bank’’ at Maritime Gloucester. The presentation features “The Wreck of the Steamship Portland,’’ a 45-minute Science Channel documentary on the 1898 disaster. At last year’s Essex National Heritage Commission’s annual fall event, the Stellwagen Bank presentation won a People’s Choice award.