Education Versus Legislation
Authors: Robyn P. Woodward
Summary: Despite its incredibly rich maritime heritage, BC has never had a provincial underwater archaeologist or a submerged cultural resource program. If a shipwreck features prominently in BC's history, we pursue the ultimate legislative protection by having it designated as an Underwater Heritage Site under the Heritage Conservation Act. From its inception, the UASBC realized that governments and legislation alone would not protect cultural sites from indiscriminate salvage there are simply too...