Weeks seven to eight were very busy. I spent much of the time researching, editing, proofing, and tweaking the nomination. Some of the shipwreck data previously gathered was in a variety of stages, some of which were outdated and incorrectly cited, or no longer available. I found that the Library of Congress is an extremely valuable national resource for examining primary source historical information.
During Week 8 I was given the chance to visit the Washington Navy Yard Museums. It was a fantastic experience, getting to see so many pieces of naval history displayed and properly cared for. Some exhibits were in the process of being exchanged out for new pieces, which was very encouraging to see how popular the museums are within the community. The first museum my group visited was the Cold War museum, which was incredibly informative on a subject that I found myself knowing surprisingly little about.