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