Sunken Ships
1983

 

Side sonar scan image of one of the wrecks

Side sonar scan image of one of the wrecks

 

 

Image enhancement techniques are used to aid in the search for two American warships, the Hamilton and the Scourge, caught in a squall on Lake Ontario and sunk in 1813. Side-scan sonar images are processed at JPL and used to define the location of one of the ships, resting on the lake bottom.

See also: Hamilton & Scourge web site