1993

I. Engineering space investigation.
    A. Goals.
        1. Expose, map, and document the propulsion machinery and deck structure of the engineering spaces.
    B. Methodology.
        1. Erect a silt barrier around the engineering spaces to improve visibility.
        2. Use water induction dredges with catch bags.
            a. Turbidity from dredge exhaust must be monitored according to permit requirements.
        3. Recover overlying debris and artifacts to determine whether they should be documented and/or kept for conservation.
            a. The material not retained will be tagged and reburied on the site.
        4. Set up mapping areas.
            a. Establish a center baseline and vertical reference datum.
        5. Develop an overall plan of the machinery and deck layout.
        6. Record specific diagnostic features of the machinery.

II. Forward hold excavation.
    A. Continue and complete the limited excavation in the hold.
    B. For safety considerations, all work within the hull will use surface supplied air.
    C. Reestablish and/or modify the mapping system.
    D. Excavate with water induction dredges
    E. Record provenience, associations, and context of material encountered and recovered.
    F. Artifact Recovery.
        1. A sample of diagnostic material will be retained and conserved.
        2. Non diagnostic and redudant material will be recorded and returned to the site.

III. Artifact Conservation.
    A. Use the policies, procedures, and treatments that were successful in 1992 and modify others as necessary.

IV. Report on the 1993 Maple Leaf Project.
    A. Continued historical background research.
        1. History of the vessel.
        2. The vessel's role in the Civil War.
        3. The history of the military units and individuals represented on the vessel.
    B. Field methods and findings.
        1. Engineering spaces.
        2. Forward cargo hold excavation.
    C. Results of artifact analysis.
    D. Conclusions and recommendations.

V. Continue public and professional awareness and provide educational opportunities.
    A. Hold a public forum in conjunction with the Jacksonville Museum of Science and History.
    B. Participate in public lectures and workshops.
    C. Present findings at professional meetings.