The team is trying to uncover evidence of the dramatic events preceding the bloody four-hour Battle of Bladensburg.
They have mapped an underwater area thought to be the resting place of the U.S.S. Scorpion. And they excavated two 6-by-10 foot test areas to help them identify what part of the shipwreck they are on.
These findings will further supplement Maryland’s extensive contributions to the national War of 1812 Bicentennial.