Drain the Oceans: Buried Secrets of the Gold Rush

National Geographic Channel’s “Drain the Oceans,” aired a new episode on July 1st titled “Buried Secrets of the Gold Rush.” The episode featured the CINMS shipwreck Winfield Scott, a side wheel passenger steamer that wrecked at Anacapa Island in 1853 with over 500 passengers and crewmen. This segment included interviews with SBMM Board Member Robert Schwemmer, West Coast Regional Maritime Heritage Coordinator for NOAA; James Delgado and Dede Marx, formerly with NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, now working for SEARCH Inc. an archaeological services company based out of Florida. Other segments of the episode included a Klondike stern-wheeler shipwreck A. J. Goddard lost in Lake Laberge, Canada; a prison shipwreck La Grange in the Sacramento River; and stores ship, former whaler, Niantic buried under the city of San Francisco. The production company, Mallinson Saldler Productions is based in the UK.

You can view the trailer for this episode at:

An archived version of the show will be available online after July 1 at: