Welcome Aboard!

SEAMAHP creates innovative and hands-on programs. Our non-profit organization offers opportunities to learn maritime archaeology and history through exploring sites and artifacts. We, co-founders Dr. Calvin Mires and Captain Laurel Seaborn, believe that problem-based, experiential learning brings maritime stories to life for students. SEAMAHP courses focus on the human creativity and endeavor in maritime industries throughout…

TALK: Captains’ Wives

Come learn about women who sailed on ships in the nineteenth century. Captain Laurel Seaborn will be speaking next Thursday evening (Nov 10th) at the Salem Regional Visitor’s Center (Salem, MA).  

2016 Field School

Another great year! Our field school expanded investigations of the Ada K. Damon shipwreck on Steep Hill Beach at the Crane Estate. From sailing on schooner Fame to a visit at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum to learn more from shipwright Harold Burnham, students were immersed in hands-on experiences in maritime culture. Check out the gallery on the page…

We WON the Photo Contest!

Thank you so much everyone for voting! We won both the “people’s choice” and First Place in the 2016  ACUA photo contest in Category B for the SEAMAHP photo “Racing the Tide.” Here’s the link: http://www.acuaonline.org/2016-photo-contest-gallery/ It was great to see everyone at the Society for Historical Archaeology Conference in Washington, DC.

2015 Field School

During our field school students partially excavated the wreck Ada K. Damon at Steep Hill Beach near Ipswich, Mass. The course, accredited by Salem State University, and in cooperation with Mass. Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources is an intensive intro to techniques and skills, with the final day spent mapping and analyzing data from the research…