Searching for the BONHOMME RICHARD, Flagship of John Paul Jones
2014-2015 Adventure Series at Mystic Seaport
What do the vessels of the U.S. Navy and the French Navy, underwater robots, teams of divers, a submarine, and the latest ocean technologies have in common? They are being used in the search for the Bonhomme Richard, a sailing warship, which is an iconic symbol of American fighting spirit and colorful maritime history. Melissa Ryan, project manager and chief scientist at Ocean Technology Foundation, will speak about her personal experiences leading this complex and collaborative international operation to find the remains of the historic Revolutionary warship.