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October 30, 2010

10/30/2010 Shipwreck Presentation at Crooked River Lighthouse Lantern Fest

Posted by: Chuck Meide in LAMP Events, LAMPosts

Presentation Title: "Dog Island Shipwreck Survey, A Ten Year Perspective"
Venue:Lantern Fest 2010
Speaker: Chuck Meide, LAMP Director
When: Saturday, October 30, 2:00 to 10:00 pm (presentation 6:00-7:15 pm)
Where: Crooked River Lighthouse Park, Carrabelle, Florida

Suggested Donation, $2
Nighttime Tower Climb: $5

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October 26, 2010

Radio Interview Highlights a Recent LAMP Project

Posted by: Brendan Burke in In the News, LAMPosts

The Institute for Maritime History was highlighted on WAMU, American University's radio station. Bill Toti, a project leader with IMH, shared the desk with Dr. Susan Langley, Maryland's State Underwater Archaeologist and Dr. Esther White, Director of Archaeology at George Washington's Mount Vernon. Click on the following link to listen!

http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2010-10-25/underwater-archaeology

October 4, 2010

Ninth Maritime Heritage Conference in Baltimore

Posted by: Rick Cain in From the Lens Room, LAMPosts


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The SS John Brown waits for us to board for a twilight cruise around the harbor on a living piece of history that takes my breath away.

The middle of September found me in Baltimore once more for the Ninth Maritime Heritage Conference. I was there to do a presentation on Disaster Planning, and what happened here in St. Augustine during the hurricane season of 2004. The presentation was well received by the lighthouse group, but as with most conferences I got more than I gave. The lighthouse group was well represented with folks from around the country, but I found myself drawn to some other presentations touching on things near and dear to my heart. Perhaps it was the welcome cruise aboard the 1944 Liberty Ship John Brown that caught my attention the first night, but for the rest of the conference I was looking away from light stations and toward the sea.

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