The next MAST Workshop will be
in the spring of 2019
Dinner April 13th & Workshop April 13th - 14th, 2019
It is that time of year again - the National Museum of the Great Lakes and the Maritime Archaeological Survey Team's Archaeology Training Workshop!
Over the course of three days, our Basic Workshop will teach students the basics of surveying a shipwreck. We will cover: Ship Terms, Laws and Ethics, Research, Survey Tools, and Trilateration (the technique we use to measure shipwrecks) as well as much more. The workshop is designed for divers and non-divers. The work is also appropriate for novice divers. At the completion of the class, all students will become members of MAST and invited to take part in field work. The cost of the class is $175 and covers all materials needed, breakfast and lunch in April, as well as the dinner program on April 13. Please note: this is a three day class - a full weekend in April with classroom and dry run practicals. Then one of two days in May for in-water practice (May 18 or 19).
Have you already taken the Basic Training? Take your training a step further and learn how to identify and catalog a cultural site. Topics on advanced techniques include Survey Logistics, Preliminary Documentation, the Great Anchor Project, and other special topics. This class is limited to MAST members who have completed the basic class, 15 students maximum . The cost of the class is $175 and covers all materials needed, breakfast and lunch in April, as well as the dinner program April 13.
If you prefer, you can find a registration form to mail in here: http://www.inlandseas.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Arch-Workshop-Flyer-sm.pdf
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Maumee Bay Lodge in Oregon, OH for this event. You can reserve a room for April 12 and 13 by calling (419) 836-1466 x 1 and mentioning you are with the Maritime Archaeological Survey Team. The room rates for this group is $124.
The dinner program on Saturday night is open to the public and you can purchase extra tickets below. It will be the annual meeting of the MAST membership, as well as an excellent presentation by MAST's own Nancy Fisher, Master's Student at the University of Malta, finishing her degree in Underwater Archaeology. She will be presenting on her dissertation project, which stems from work that MAST did on the Admiral.
"How useful is citizen science to maritime archaeology in Lake Erie? My study compares the work of a citizen scientist based boat plan to a systematic 3D photogrammetry survey within Lake Erie. My dissertation hopes to support the need for citizen science in Maritime Archaeology, especially in less than favorable conditions. The study focuses on the Admiral, highlighting the importance of 20th-century steel tugboats. I also hope to honor the lives of the men lost aboard the Cleveco and the Admiral"
National Museum of the Great Lakes
1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605
MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY TEAM
UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY IN OHIO FOR EVERYONE
SIGN UP TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR ONGOING TRAINING
AND HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER
NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGy Workshop
The Great Lakes Historical Society’s Peachman Lake Erie Shipwreck Research Center (GLHS’s PLESRC) and the Maritime Archaeological Survey Team (MAST) are pleased to present the 2017 GLHS/MAST Nautical Archaeology Workshop and Training.
In order to equip our members with skills and knowledge to better understand shipwreck research, construction and surverying, MAST coordinates annual workshops. These workshops feature a series of seminars and a variety of speakers and topics.
MAST workshops also cover topics such as the trilateration method used for underwater archaeological surveys. Along with lectures, "land" and "in water" sessions are given in order to practice using these skills. Additional topics may include ship construction, which is crucial in understanding the ship parts you may be viewing underwater.
Our annual training workshop happens in the spring Tell your friends, dive buddies, dive clubs, etc .
The Basic Level Workshop
if you haven’t participated in a very long time, this can offer a great opportunity to re-introduce yourself to MAST and the techniques and principals. It is also an opportunity for you to tell all of your friends and dive buddies about our great program and encourage them to participate.
This is the basic class to become a member of MAST and take part in our ongoing archaeological field work. This level will teach you the basics of nautical archaeology, why we do it and how to do it. Topics include, Ship Parts, Trilateration, Survey Equipment, and Laws and Ethics. (Class limited to 30 people)
The Advanced Level Workshop
This workshop is for anyone who has previously taken the basic workshop and would like to learn more, advance their skills, and take an opportunity to investigate a site on their own. Please note – we have completely revamped 75% of this workshop and have changed the focus of it. If you are interested in this class and would like to know more about what has changed, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
(Prerequisite – Basic Level Training and have been part of a Great Lakes Historical Society or a MAST survey project): Take your training a step further and learn how to identify and catalog a cultural site. Topics on advanced techniques include Survey Logistics, Preliminary Documentation, the Great Anchor Project, and other special topics. (Class limited to 15 people)
This 1 day workshop is for a MAST member that hasn’t been involved in a couple of years and would like to refresh their memory on the trilateration technique. We will be running a MAST Tune-Up class during the regular workshop weekend. This class will take place on Sunday, You will receive classroom refresher on trilateration techniques, and then join with the workshop class to map the S.S. Vermilion. You are also invited to join us at the quarry during our in-water work to tune-up your skills with the Basic Workshop students. This class is $40 and includes lunch on Sunday, as well as all formal instruction.