Michele Roest - 2007 MW Notes

(this is not the final schedule - these are working notes)

Feb. 26, 2007

Survey the Wreck of the USS Macon

The naval airship USS Macon went down in a storm over Big Sur in 1935.   The remains of the wreck were discovered in 1990. In September, 2006, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) conducted an expedition to explore the wreck and document its remains. Learn more about this remarkable part of naval history, and see what the researchers discovered.

Presenter: Michele Roest, Southern Region Program Coordinator, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Michele Roest (805) 927-2145
Ray Easton (805) 528-7874
On September 17, 2006 researchers from NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary program and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) will embark on an expedition off the Big Sur coast to conduct an archaeological investigation at the submerged wreck site of the rigid airship USS Macon, the nation's largest and last U.S.-built, rigid lighter-than-air craft.

From: Roest, Michele [mailto:Michele.Roest at noaa.gov]
Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2006 3:18 PM
Subject: Michele Roest Out of Office
I will be out of the office this week on a research expedition to explore the wreck of the airship MACON off Point Sur. To find out more about it, check out the websites below. See you next week!