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Tom Beasley continues his Marine Archaeology Work

February 6th, 2023

Tom Beasley gave a presentation to the Archaeology Department at SFU on January 19, 2023 entitled the History, Evolution and Future of Underwater Archaeology in Canada.  The SFU presentation was in part to start a discussion at SFU and beyond, on the creation of:

  • a graduate program in maritime archaeology at SFU; and
  • a Canadian Institute on Maritime Archaeology, virtual to start, with links to a variety of stakeholders (professional and avocational archaeologists; subsea industry; universities; colleges; museums, indigenous nations, etc.

Later on February 4, 2023 in Astoria, Oregon, Tom Beasley was re-elected to the Board of the Maritime Archaeological Society (Oregon) (MAS). In June 2022, MAS was part of a large team, including Dr. Jim Delgado and National Geographic, which recovered 27 timbers from intertidal zone near Nehalem Beach, Oregon, from the 1693 Spanish Galleon Santo Cristo de Burgess. Legendary Spanish galleon shipwreck discovered on Oregon coast ( A documentary on that recovery and the wreck will air soon on the National Geographic series Drain the Oceans.

Tom has been active in underwater archaeology in BC and nationally for 40 years.

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