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The Massachusetts Bay Disposal Site lies 17 nautical miles (31.5 km) east of the entrance to Boston Harbor and is adjacent to the boundary of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. The Site has been used as a repository for dredged material, rock debris, sunken vessels, munitions, and construction debris. The seafloor survey was conducted in April 1995 using a Simrad EM-1000 multibeam echo sounder.

Cooperators: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS)

Map showing grids of Massachusetts Bay Disposal Site survey area.

Survey area for the Mass Bay Disposal Site. Click on figure for larger image.

Maps available:

Interpretive map @ 1:10,000 (digital and paper)
Shaded relief topography @ 1: 12,500 (digital and paper)
Backscatter intensity @1:12,500 (digital and paper)
ONLINE at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1998/of98-344/

List of publications from Massachusetts Bay Disposal Site mapping

For more information:

Page C. Valentine
U.S. Geological Survey
Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
384 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1598

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