Kennedy, Carolyn individual record
Instructional Assistant Professor

Dr. Carolyn Kennedy is a nautical archaeologist specializing in shipbuilding of Europe and North America over the past five hundred years. Dr. Kennedy has worked on underwater archaeology projects around the world, including in Spain, Canada, the US, and the Marshall Islands, and she has directed two nautical archaeology projects: the Shelburne Shipyard project in Lake Champlain, Vermont, and the Gaspe Maritime Archaeology Project in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence, eastern Canada. Her research interests include wooden shipbuilding technologies, ship design and construction, eastern North American maritime history, and conservation of waterlogged archaeological materials.

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  • Kennedy, C. (2022). Traveller Impressions of Lake Champlain Steamboats, 1827-1842. The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord. 32(1), 21-38.
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  • Grieco, G., Fix, P., Kennedy, C., Herbst, J., Shultz, L., Borrero, R., & Dostal, C. (2020). Integrating digital and conventional recording techniques for the documentation and reconstruction of an 18th-Century wooden ship from Alexandria, VA. Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage. 16, e00136-e00136.
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  • Crisman, K., Kennedy, C., & Schwarz, G. (2018). Vermont's Steamboat Pioneer: Captain Jahaziel Sherman of Vergennes. Vermont History. 86(2), 125-161.
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Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University, MS 4352;
College Station, Texas 77843-4352