Posted October 1, 2014
Hello and welcome to the first day of Ohio Archaeology Month! In the spirit of celebration we wanted to share information on this special event with you. Firelands Archaeological Research Center (FARC) is holding their 5th Annual Ohio Archaeology Dinner on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Amherst Sandstone Village Grange Hall located at 763 Milan Avenue, Amherst, Ohio 44001. Their keynote speaker will be Carrie Sowden of the Peachman Lake Erie Shipwreck Research Center of the Great Lakes Historical Society. Her presentation will be “The Anthony Wayne: Fact and Fiction”. The Anthony Wayne was a side-wheel steamer that sank in 1850 in Lake Erie near Vermilion, Ohio, killing 38 people. Instantly destroyed by boiler explosions, the vessel was enroute from Toledo, OH to Buffalo, NY. Were there thousands of dollars of gold coins on board? Why did the new boilers explode? Join us as we explore what is known, what is believed, and what facts have emerged from the archaeology field work. For more information on the evening, please visit their website.