Join us on Thursday, March 15 at 4 p.m. for a lecture on Oregon coast shipwrecks with marine archaeologist Chris Dewey. Dewey, MA, RPA, is a retired Naval Officer, instructor of archaeology and anthropology at Clatsop Community College, and President of the Maritime Archaeological Society (MAS). Headquartered in Astoria, Oregon, MAS was created to help document and share maritime history with the public. The Oregon coast is home to thousands of shipwrecks, some discovered and some not. It’s the MAS mission to assist archaeologists in locating, documenting, and conserving artifacts related to shipwrecks and other submerged archaeological sites.
Dewey will discuss the tools, techniques, and strategies used to discover and investigate shipwrecks and their histories. He will cover some of the greater- and lesser-known shipwrecks in our area and the efforts to locate and document their wreck sites.
The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is a private non-profit that endeavors to make history available to all by offering donation-based admission. All lectures are free and open to the public.
Complimentary Sleepy Monk coffee will be available for attendees.