SNAME has identified seven ‘Faces’ that represent the professional activities of the Society's members. At present, these seven categories omit matters related to our profession's heritage, including museum vessels, shipbuilding history, the history of naval architecture, and, as described in this paper, the requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 in identifying and assessing the significance of shipwrecks as part of federal undertakings like the EPA cleanup of Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal. The naval architect is well suited to play a relevant, professional role in these endeavors, and that role should be acknowledged by the Society.

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