Maritime Heritage Minnesota

Company Information

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

Saint Paul, MN 55116

Year Established: 2005

Specialties: Archaeologists, Archivists, Historians, Historians, Oral

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

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


Project: Mississippi River Wrecks Survey/Documentation
Location: Aitkin County, MN, Mississippi River
Year: 2008-Present

Project: Lake Minnetonka Survey & Recon
Location: Lake Minnetonka, MN
Year: 2003-Present

Project: Minnesota Dugout Canoe Projects
Location: Several Minnesota Counties
Year: 2012-Present