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Archeologist to discuss ‘History Below the Waves’

June 21, 2012
Lahaina News

KAANAPALI - The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary will hold a free public photo show and talk called "History Below the Waves" by Hans Van Tilburg.

All ages are welcome to attend shows on Sunday, June 24, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Whalers Village Whalers Museum. Bring this article for free admission to the museum during the talks, plus parking validation, an $18 dollar value. Call 264-1316 for information.

Another talk is slated for Monday, June 25, at 6 p.m. at the sanctuary base at 726 South Kihei Road (call 879-2818, ext. 21).

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World War II-era landing craft, 19th century whaling vessels, submarines and sunken aircraft are among the wrecks found in Hawaii waters.

Have you ever wondered what kind of history can be discovered underwater in the Hawaiian Islands? Come see and hear about what is below the waves just offshore.

Van Tilburg is an archeologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Sanctuaries Pacific Region Maritime Heritage Program.

He will give an illustrated presentation on many historic shipwrecks and other sites in our local waters.

Projects include 19th century whaling vessels, World War II-era landing craft, submarines, sunken aircraft and more.

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary supports compliance with ADA and Rehabilitation Act standards/accommodations.

Please let the sanctuary office know how it can facilitate your visit.



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