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ISHRA Winter Social via Zoom

ISHRA is pleased to announce — thanks to Zoom videoconferencing — that this year’s ISHRA Winter Social will be as close as your own computer or smartphone!

Please click on the link below to register now and reserve your place to gather online with your ISHRA friends just 4 days from today, on Sunday, January 31, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

At the Winter Social, we look forward to hearing from two wonderful guest speakers: Star Island CEO Joe Watts, who will speak about Star, and Kim Sanborn, Director of the Kittery Historical and Naval Museum, who will speak about Kittery’s Grand Hotels from the turn of the 20th century. You won’t want to miss it!

Please go to today to register and reserve your place online! We look forward to seeing you on January 31.

Best regards from the ISHRA Board

Fall Weekend Announced

The Undersea History of the Isles of Shoals

Shipwrecks are unique time capsules, providing historians with insight into the past. Shipwreck sites not only feature a vessel’s structure, but contain cargo, personal items, tools, and other diagnostic artifacts. Shipwrecks humanize history, and this conference will examine the role of builders, sailors, and seamen, who gave life to New England.

Guest Speakers: Stephen Erickson, Andrew Vietze; authors, Boon Island, A True Story of Mutiny, Shipwreck and Cannibalism; Warren Riess, author, Angel Gabriel, the Elusive English Galleon; Ray Demers, discoverer of 1744 Royal Navy ship “Asterea” in the Piscataqua River; Nathan Hamilton, Shoals Marine Lab Underwater Archaeological Survey.

Click here to register online