Maritime Heritage Minnesota

Company Information

Contact: Ann Merriman (Nautical Archaeologist, Maritime Historian, Administrative Director)

Saint Paul, MN 55116

Year Established: 2005

Specialties: 3D Laser Scanning, Archaeologists, Contract, Archives/Library Consultants, Historians, Contract, Historians, Oral, Historical Researchers

Training/Experience: MHM's staff, Nautical Archaeologist & Maritime Historians Ann Merriman (PhD, MA, BA) and Christopher Olson (MA, BA), are the only nautical, underwater, & maritime archaeologists permanently based & licensed in the State of Minnesota. Underwater & nautical archaeological excavations & documentations include: wrecks (Minnesota, North Carolina, Michigan, Hawaii, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Bermuda), piers, bridges, mills, dock structures, & a marine boilers site (North Carolina, Minnesota), submerged architecture (Jamaica, Greece), a PBY Flying Boat (Hawaii), & other resources.

Notes: Maritime Heritage Minnesota employs the only Underwater, Nautical, Maritime, and Maritime Terrestrial Archaeologists in Minnesota, licensed by the Office of the State Archaeologist.. Within a not-for-profit paradigm, MHM conducts side and down imaging sonar surveys, wreck and site identification and documentation using SCUBA, maritime terrestrial excavation, small craft documentation and 3D scanning, and manuscript (ship's logs) digitization and access.

Projects

Project: 
Lake Minnetonka Survey & Recon
Location: 
Lake Minnetonka, MN
Year: 
2003-Present
Project: 
Mississippi River Wrecks Survey/Documentation
Location: 
Aitkin County, MN, Mississippi River
Year: 
2008-Present
Project: 
Minnesota Dugout Canoe Projects
Location: 
Several Minnesota Counties
Year: 
2012-Present