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January 18, 2009

Scuba Checkout Dives for the MARC High School Class

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LAMP diving instructor Chuck Meide solicits the "OK" signal from two student divers during their checkout dives in Alexander Springs in Lake County.

One of LAMP's main educational programs, and an important part of our First Coast Maritime Archaeology Project, is the MARC High School program-- Maritime Archaeology Research Class. For three semesters, LAMP and FPAN archaeologists have been visiting a students enrolled in this class at Pedro Menendez High School on a weekly basis, to teach the basics of archaeology and maritime archaeology in particular. Eight of the students in this year's class are participating in the optional scuba certification aspect of the class. For the entire semester the students have participated in weekly pool sessions at the local dive shop, Sea Hunt Scuba, where they have been taught by LAMP staff. In order for these students to earn their NAUI basic open water scuba diver certification, they must demonstrate mastery of the basic scuba skills during a series of one snorkel dive and four scuba dives.

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January 15, 2009

1/15/09 Lecture: The Proposed Nation's Oldest Port National Heritage Area

Posted by: Chuck Meide in LAMP Events, LAMPosts

Lecture Title: The Proposed Nation's Oldest Port National Heritage Area
Speaker: Robin Moore, St. Johns County Historic Resource Specialist and LAMP Research Associate
Location: St. Augustine Yacht Club
Date and Time: January 15th, 2009, 11:30 am

1/15/09 Lecture: LAMP, the St. Augustine Lighthouse, and the Maritime History of America's Oldest Port

Posted by: Chuck Meide in LAMP Events, LAMPosts

Lecture Title: LAMP, the St. Augustine Lighthouse, and the Maritime History of America's Oldest Port
Speaker: Chuck Meide, LAMP Director
Venue: Ponte Vedra Rotary Club
Location: Marsh Landing Country Club, Ponte Vedra
Date and Time: January 15th, 2009, 8:00 am

January 3, 2009

Happy New Years from LAMP!

Posted by: Chuck Meide in Flights of Fancy, LAMPosts

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Happy New Year's from the LAMP gang! Left to right, 19th century versions of Brendan Burke, Sam Turner, Chuck Meide, Christine Mavrick, and Robin Moore. Lest old acquaintances be forgot . . . have a great 2009!

January 1, 2009

Lantern Restoration at the St. Augustine Lighthouse

Posted by: Rick Cain in From the Lens Room

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Sunset is refracted through the 1st order fresnel lens at the end of a long work day.

Last fall work started to treat some corrosion issues in our lantern. Anyone who has ever worked in historic preservation knows that maintenance on historic structures is on-going and the same is true here. The following photos will bring you up to speed on our progress.

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