BOEM Releases Series of Videos Exploring Shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico

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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is pleased to announce a series of short videos showcasing 19th century underwater shipwreck sites in the Gulf of Mexico that have been nominated for placement on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). 

These videos are the culmination of a comprehensive study to identify and protect a vast array of 19th-century underwater shipwrecks. Protection of significant historical and cultural sites from authorized activities is not only a key responsibility of the BOEM mission but also an opportunity to celebrate and learn from the rich maritime history of the Gulf of Mexico.

The videos explore the captivating realm of shipwrecks and archaeology. They also give a deeper understanding of the historical and cultural significance of these sites, as well as the importance of protecting them for future generations.

For more information and to view the video, visit our website at

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The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages development of U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) energy, mineral, and geological resources in an environmentally and economically responsible way.