In 1993 and 1994, SCIAA underwater archaeologists investigated the remains of a small wooden hulled craft located in the Great Pee Dee River just below Cheraw, SC. The Ingram Vessel, named after its discoverer Miller Ingram, lay overturned and largely buried beneath the river sediments. Limited excavation revealed a shallow draft, keeled vessel, built entirely of Southern Yellow Pine. The site is tentatively identified to the late 18th to early 19th century. The project was sponsored in part by the Cheraw Historical Society and partially funded by a grant by the SC Humanities Council.
1995. Amer, Christopher F., Linder, Suzanne, Barr, William, Newell, Mark. "The Ingram Vessel, 38CT204: Intensive Survey and Excavation of an Upland Rivercraft at Cheraw, South Carolina." Research Manuscript Series No. 220. South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology. Columbia, South Carolina.