The Underwater Crash Site of USS Macon

August 18, 2015 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC
Free

Join us as we go with the team of the E/V Nautilus as they explore the underwater crash site of the USS Macon, a rigid airship that crashed off the California coast on February 12, 1935.  

Join us as we go live with the team of the E/V Nautilus as they explore the underwater crash site of the USS Macon, a rigid airship that crashed off the California coast on February 12, 1935.  The Macon operated as a flying aircraft carrier deploying Curtiss F9C-2 Sparrowhawks during the early 1930s.  The E/V Nautilus’s expedition will explore and map the wreck site as well as recover a piece of the aluminum frame for corrosion studies. Museum curator Jeremy Kinney will lead the discussion and Q&A with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s project archeologist, Megan Lickliter-Mundon.

This program is made possible through the generous support of Boeing.