The Association of Underwater Explorers (AUE), founded in 1996 by Michael Barnette, is a group of avid shipwreck explorers working to expand the base of knowledge on submerged cultural resources. AUE is not a dive club. Over the years, we have explored numerous notable shipwrecks, including the U.S.S. Monitor, Andrea Doria, U.S.S. Wilkes Barre, Queen of Nassau (formerly the C.G.S. Canada), U.S.S. Virginia, and the H.M.H.S. Britannic.