Nautical Archaeology Training Workshop 2019

Category: Seminars & Workshops

Event Date:

Saturday, April 13 - April 14, 2019


National Museum of the Great Lakes
1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605

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Carrie Sowden


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Event Details:

One of the cornerstones of the shipwreck program with MAST is its training program run in conjunction with the National Museum of the Great Lakes. This training program has trained over 350 avocational archaeologists over the last 15 years. The training is over three days: April 13-14 and either May 18 or 19. You do not have to be a SCUBA diver to take the training.

There are two levels of training: Basic and Advanced.

Over the course of three days, our Basic Workshop will teach students the basics of surveying a shipwreck. We will cover:
Ship Terms, Laws and Ethics, Research, Survey Tools, and Trilateration (the technique we use to measure shipwrecks) as well as much more.

The Advanced class is for people who have already completed the Basic training and cannot be taken at the same time. The Advanced class will build upon what was learned in the Basic workshop and shape the students to begin to work, research, and study their own project.

The workshop is designed for divers and non-divers. The work is also appropriate for novice or new divers. The cost of the class is $175 and covers all materials needed, breakfast and lunch in April, as well as the dinner program on April 13. Please note: this is a three-day class – a full weekend in April with classroom and dry run practicals. Then one of two days in May (18 or 19) for in-water practice.

In conjunction with the training, MAST will host their annual meeting and dinner program. This is open to everyone. You can find more information about the dinner program here. For questions, please contact Carrie Sowden at [email protected]

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Maumee Bay Lodge in Oregon, Ohio for this. The room rates for this group is $124. You can reserve a room for April 12 and 13 by calling (419) 836-1466 x 1 and mentioning you are with the Maritime Archaeological Survey Team.

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