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Funded by NCPTT, Montana Public Television has produced a series of videos that highlights the nation’s underwater archeological treasures and features the preservation work of the National Park Service Submerged Resources Center.

According to Ronald Tobias of Montana Public Television, “The project came as a result of the realization that the Submerged Resources Center had been archiving images of the America’s underwater parks for many years and that it was being under-utilized as a valuable internal resource. Since outreach is such an important part of our federal research mandate, Larry Murphy agreed to allow Montana Public Television access to the archives, and with the grant money awarded to us from NCPTT we were able to create a series of programs for public television about the work being done to preserve many of our country’s treasures underwater.”

As a result of NCPTT funding, six half-hour programs have been created that chronicle the work of the Submerged Resources Center’s effort to save and preserve several important sites, including the USS Arizona in Hawaii, the B-29 Bomber at the bottom of Lake Mead, the Ellis Island ferry in New York harbor, and shipwrecks at Fort Jefferson and Biscayne National Park and at Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park. Public awareness of the Park Service’s work to preserve our national heritage is an important part of the mission of the Park Service, and NCPTT’s funding made these presentations possible. Without the support, the archive material would have slowly slumped its way toward oblivion.

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3 Responses to Dry Tortugas: Searching for the Windjammer Avanti (2004-22)

  1. Larry Murphy says:

    Nice page. However, this program is known as the Submerged Resources Center, not unit not SCRU. Please revise. This makes it more difficult for interested people to recognize and find us. Thank you. Regards. LM

  2. Larry Murphy says:

    This program is the Submerged Resources Center, not unit, not group, not SCRU. Please revise. Thank you. LM

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