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NOTE: This a preliminary program and is subject to change


Monday, May 15, 2017

0830-0900        Opening Remarks

0915-1045        Session 1

The Union Navy’s Crusade to Destroy Charleston in the Civil War

Thomas Legg, West Chester University

 Confederate Army/Navy Collision at Cape Fear

Lori Sanderlin, SUNY Maritime College

HMS Warrior’s Influence on Naval Operations in the Civil War

James Clipson, University of Portsmouth (UK)

Session 2

Colonial Maryland and the Slave Trade

Mechelle Kerns, United States Naval Academy

Bound White Migration to British America

Matthew Pursell, University of West Florida

Texas Slavery, the Mexican Navy, British Imperialism, and Alta California

Marti Klein, California State University, Fullerton

Session 3

The Impact of Capitalism on the Interpretation of Yankee Whaling

Justin H. Daley, Flinders University

The Role of Fishing Material Culture in Communities’ Sense-of-Place

Sorna Khakzad, University of West Florida-Florida Public Archaeology Network

Impacts of the 1992 Cod Moratorium on Newfoundland’s Historic Architecture

Shannon N. Cilento, Cornell University

1045-1100        Break

1100-1230        Session 4

Imperial Conversion: The Navy’s Expedition to the Holy Land, 1847-1848

Michael A. Verney, University of New Hampshire

John Yates Beall: Spy, Pirate, Guerilla

John Grady, Fairfax, VA

Evolution of Amphibious Warfare from 1918 to 1941

Michael G. Walling, Hudson, MA

Session 5

Three Tales of Whaling: The Logs of the Ship Josephine

Lucia Akard, East Hampton Historical Society

Vessel of Memory: The Many Voyages of the Charles W. Morgan

Jason W. Smith, Southern Connecticut State University

Session 6

The Power of Location: Predictive Modeling, GIS, and Slave Wrecks

Kelsey Rooney, Texas A&M University

Processing and Utilizing Publicly Generated Underwater Archaeological Data

Jessica Irwin, University of South Carolina

Public Monitoring of Maritime Cultural Resources along Coastal Regions

Austin Burkhard, University of West Florida

1230-1400        Lunch

1400-1530        Session 7 – Colonial Charleston and the Atlantic World

Charleston Chocolate: Food and Empire in Colonial America

Christopher P. Magra, University of Tennessee

Family and Business in Colonial Charleston

David Adkins, University of Tennessee

A Charleston Lady: Eliza Pinckney and Colonial Gender Norms

Elizabeth Eubanks, University of Tennessee

Session 8

Reaching for the Channel: Archaeological Investigation of William Dry’s Wharf

Jim McKee, Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site

Commerce and Conflict in the Charleston Harbor: A History of USCG Station Charleston

Katherine Molnar & Brian Seymour, Michael Baker International

The Concrete Ghost: Fort Delaware and Coastal Defense in WWI

Donald A. Laskey, Fort Delaware State Park

1530-1545        Break

1545-1715        Session 9

John Willis Griffiths: Correcting a “Grave Injustice”

Larrie D. Ferreiro & Ronald L. Oswald, National Maritime Historical Society

Taking the Train to Havana

Tom Donoghue, Port Washington, NY

The Algic Case: Waterfront Terrorist or Greek Capitalist

Donald Willett, Texas A&M University at Galveston

Session 10 – Outreach on the Beach

Casting a Wide Net: Maritime Heritage and the Public in Florida

William B. Lees, University of West Florida-Florida Public Archaeology Network

When a Conquistador Met a Tourist at the Beach

Michael Thomin, University of West Florida-Florida Public Archaeology Network

Heritage Monitoring Scouts: Engaging the Public to Monitor Florida’s Shoreline

Sara Ayers-Rigsby & Sarah Miller, University of West Florida-Florida Public Archaeology Network

Heritage Tourism: A Choice Between the Beach and Cultural Heritage

Sorna Khakzad, University of West Florida-Florida Public Archaeology Network

1830-2000 Evening Reception, Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub & Seafood Restaurant


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

0830-1000        Session 11

“A Fierce Tempest”: Disaster and Relief at the Luna Settlement, 1559-1561

Christina L. Bolte, University of West Florida

Saturiwa’s Revenge: The Timucuas and the Fall of Fort Caroline

Christopher Boucher, College of Charleston

Revisiting Unprovenienced Foodways Artifacts from Eighteenth-Century Spanish Florida Shipwrecks

Olivia Thomas, East Carolina University

Session 12

New Light on the Battle off the Virginia Capes

Michael J. Crawford, Naval History and Heritage Command

World War I Convoys in the Mediterranean

Michael G. Walling, Hudson, MA

Projekt 46: Three Remarkably Influential Submarines

Paul E. Fontenoy, North Carolina Maritime Museum

Session 13  – North Carolina Maritime Heritage: Pirates, War Graves and Pilot Towns

The Recovery of Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge

Kimberly P. Kenyon, Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Lab

History of Two Lesser-Known Battle of the Atlantic Wrecks of North Carolina

Elise Butchart Carroll, East Carolina University

Maritime Heritage at Risk: Shipwrecks, Lighthouses and Deserted Towns

Lynn B. Harris, East Carolina University

1000-1015        Break

1015-1145        Session 14

The Buccaneers: Community, Commerce & Conflict in the Seventeenth-Century Caribbean

Virginia W. Lunsford, United States Naval Academy

Illustrations of Pirate Queens

Barbara Jean Austin-Reggio, SUNY Maritime College

By Hook or By Crook: Anne Bonney and Mary Read

Christine Brin, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Session 15

Sea Power: The Missing Dimension

Chuck Steele, United States Air Force Academy

A Special Intelligence: Naval Professional Education in Peace and War, 1917-1945

David Kohnen, United States Naval War College

No Crisis in Calm Waters: The Cuban Missile Crisis in the Pacific

David Zimmerman, University of Victoria

Session 16

The Tale of the Dismembered 1757 Fort William Henry Shipwreck

Joseph W. Zarzynski, The French and Indian War Society

Phoenix II (1820-1837): History’s Lost Steamboat

Carolyn Kennedy, Texas A&M University

Steamer Mountaineer and the Identification of an Outer Banks Shipwreck

Lucas Simonds, Greenville, NC

1145-1330        Lunch

1400-1600        Harbor Cruise


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

0830-1000        Session 17

Yankee Ship Owners and the Antebellum Cotton Trade

Stephen J. Hornsby, University of Maine

Maine Merchant Mariners in the Coolie Trade

Cipperly Good, Penobscot Marine Museum

Cooks and Catastrophe: Gender and Death Under Sail on the Great Lakes

John O. Jensen & Jessie Cragg, University of West Florida

Session 18

Shipbuilding and Overseas Trade in Colonial Charleston

Warren Riess, University of Maine

Documenting and Reconstructing the Hull Remains of Queen Anne’s Revenge

Annaliese Dempsey, Texas A&M University

British Atlantic Merchant Ships, 1600-1800: An Agenda for Further Research

Philip Reid, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Session 19

Sights Set for New Orleans: Shedding Light on Confederate Industry

Miguel Gutierrez, Texas A&M University

Condor: North Carolina’s First Heritage Dive Site

Billy Ray Morris, North Carolina Office of State Archaeology

Agnes F. Fry: Researching and Recording a Previously-Unidentified Blockade Runner

Gregory Owen Stratton, North Carolina Office of State Archaeology

1000-1015        Break

1015-1145        Session 20

Delaying Fresnel: A Study in Nineteenth-Century Maritime Technology Transfer

James Risk, University of South Carolina

Maritime Encounters in the American Midwest

Alison Fields, University of Oklahoma

The Life and Death of Fort Pickens Road

Jamin Wells, University of West Florida


Session 21

Wooden Steamers, Wobblies and Wilson: The Shipbuilding Crisis of 1917

Dale Edmund Shomette & Donald Grady Shomette

“More Tons – Less Huns”: The Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation

Anna Gibson Holloway, Maritime Heritage Program, National Park Service

We Didn’t Lose But One Horse, and That Was a Mule: The American Sealift Effort during the First World War

Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Campbell University

Session 22

“Bunged up like the veriest rathole”: The Charleston Stone Fleets

James D. Spirek, South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina

Insights from the Investigation of the Interior of H.L. Hunley

Michael P. Scafuri, Warren Lasch Conservation Center, Clemson University Restoration Institute

Iron Ballast on H.L. Hunley: An Examination of Resource Prioritization

Emily A. Schwalbe, Warren Lasch Conservation Center, Clemson University Restoration Institute

1145-1300        Lunch

1300-1700        Tour to H.L. Hunley and Warren Lasch Conservation Center

1830-2100        Closing Banquet, Francis Marion Hotel