Shiphunt Premiere at the Temple Theatre in Saginaw, Michigan, Aug 29, 2011

Project Shiphunt Premiers

The Project Shiphunt documentary created by Sony® and Intel® premiered at the Temple Theatre in Saginaw, Michigan, August 29, 2011.

A TV documentary aired on the Current Network August 30, 2011.
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Fox News August 30, 2011

Students on Deep Sea Adventure

Watch an interview on Fox News where Jim and fifteen-year-old Saginaw high school student Teisha Anderson talk about the project and the experience of a lifetime searching for shipwrecks.
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Detroit Free Press, Aug 28, 2011

Saginaw high school students find 2 Lake Huron shipwrecks

Excerpt: The students worked under the direction of James Delgado, a nautical archaeologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who used sonar technology last year to map the final resting place of the Titanic on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

“The best kind of learning is hands-on,” he said of the Lake Huron adventure. “This wasn’t just about finding a shipwreck. This was a lesson in life. … They came in with doubts about what they could do. … They did the work. They ran the equipment. They were the crew. What they achieved, well, it was beyond dreams.”
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Great Lakes Echo, Aug 1, 2011

High school students find Great Lakes shipwrecks

Excerpt: James Delgado, director of Maritime Heritage at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, led the hunt, acting as the students’ mentor.

“We needed students that were willing to work hard and had an interest in the opportunity,” Delgado said. “It empowered them to take critical steps in their own lives. We wanted the experience to give them a better understanding of science, history, archaeology, and in picking a career.”
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MLive.com, July 24, 2011

Michigan students help discover pair of wrecks during shiphunt in Lake Huron

“That was just powerful, to be the first human eyes to look at these since they went to the bottom,” said James Delgado, director of Maritime Heritage at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and expedition leader for Project Shiphunt. “We were looking for a ship that was sunk in a collision, and we ended up finding two other ships that were sunk in a collision.”
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Saginaw News, July 15, 2011

High school student calls shipwreck-finding adventure ‘The best experience I’ve had’

Excerpts: Cody Frost still has dreams about searching for shipwrecks in Lake Huron, near the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena.

…The project was created by Sony and Intel and students were teamed with James Delgado, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration nautical archaeologist and former chief scientist for the mapping the Titanic shipwreck.

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MarineLink.com, July 14, 2011

Ambitious Students Participate in “Project Shiphunt”

Excerpts: Sony and Intel’s Project Shiphunt team of young explorers, scientists and historians has returned to shore with news of its underwater discovery: shipwrecks of the schooner M.F. Merrick and the steel freighter Etruria, in deep water off of Presque Isle in Lake Huron.

…“Ship hunting was once a long, arduous process – more of a hobby than a science,” explained expedition leader Dr. James Delgado of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “With today’s compact, powerful technology, we have the ability to collect data by pinging the ocean floor, processing the data set, and creating a three-dimensional image.
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PRNewswire, July 13, 2011

Project Shiphunt Young Explorers Discover Two Lake Huron Shipwrecks and Document the Journey In 3D

Excerpt: Sony and Intel’s Project Shiphunt team of young explorers, scientists and historians has returned to shore with news of its underwater discovery: shipwrecks of the schooner M.F. Merrick and the steel freighter Etruria, in deep water off ofPresque Isle in Lake Huron. The project was completed with “much thanks to pings, processing and 3D,” according to one of the world’s leading marine archaeologists. Current Media, the Peabody-and Emmy Award-winning independent television and online network founded in 2005, will air their adventure as the hour-long special “Project Shiphunt” on August 30th at 10 p.m. ET.
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Youtube, July 12, 2011

Project Shiphunt: Discovering the M.F. Merrick

Five students, on the adventure of a lifetime, use technology to hunt for a sunken ship lost to the depths of Lake Huron’s Shipwreck Alley.

Watch this video as Jim and his NOAA colleagues help guide these amazing students through the tasks involved in searching for shipwrecks.
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You Tube, June 24, 2011

Meet the Mentors from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Watch this video as Jim and his NOAA colleagues Russ Green and Jeff Gray from the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary talk about the Sony® and Intel® Shiphunt Project and what the students will be learning.

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Shiphunt Project, May 26, 2011

Saginaw Students Search for Shipwrecks With High Tech Tools

Excerpt: Five students from Saginaw Arthur Hill High School have spent the last week searching for shipwrecks in and around Lake Huron’s Thunder Bay, part of a program sponsored by Sony, Intel and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. Project Shiphunt “is focused solely on Thunder Bay and very specifically with five exceptional young people who were tasked with searching for shipwrecks,” said James Delgado, director of the NOAA’s Director of Maritime Heritage.