Are there any underwater archaeologists or wreck divers here


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I have a hunch most ET regulars are in a line of work that has little to do with thier Titanic hobby/obsession, but I'm certain there are some exceptions.
I am still left curious- who here has been able to find a career that centers around the study or exploration of shipwrecks?

Are there any underwater archaeologists or professional wreck divers on this board?

Im tinkering on graduate studies in underwater archaeology, but have a long way to go.....
I hope there are others here in that same field...

Working at the Titanic exhibits a few years back proved to me that the key to happiness is to do what you love, and love what you do..
regards


Tarn Stephanos
 

Inger Sheil

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My work is now tied up with my maritime interests, Tarn. I'm employed in the executive section of the Australian National Maritime Museum. I see a lot of material connected with every aspect of maritime life, including shipwrecks. It's a wonderful job - the folks here are very supportive of my own research endeavours, and I have exposure to maritime archaelogists, authors, curators, researchers in specialist areas, enthusiasts, model-makers, and every sort of maritime angle possible.

While not a professional wreck diver, I've dived a lot of shipwrecks in my time.
 
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>>I have a hunch most ET regulars are in a line of work that has little to do with thier Titanic hobby/obsession,<<

Your hunch would be correct in my case. I left the sea when I retired from the Navy. Working at a Lowe's Home Improvement may not get me near any shipwrecks, but it gives me a certain liberty to persue whatever historical studies interest me. I wouldn't mind having Inger's job though. You just can't beat getting paid for doing something you enjoy doing anyway. I'd be in Hog Heavan at that museum!
 

Jason D. Tiller

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My job has nothing to do with my obsession in the Titanic and other ships as I work for the city, so I would love Inger's job as well.

I agree with Michael, I would be in heaven!

Best regards,

Jason
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John Clifford

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Hi Tarn.

I have a hunch most ET regulars are in a line of work that has little to do with thier Titanic hobby/obsession

That's my situation; the only common item is the controlling date of APRIL 15th, but for different reasons (yes, Phil, I can hear the collective groans from my fellow US Listmembers).
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However, people enjoy seeing my Ken Marschall calendar images. Two coworkers once joked that they had no problem finding my cubicle; just knew to look for that "unique feature".
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A former coworker, at my old office, still has the copy of the "To Jim: Congratulations" ad that George Lucas took out, in The Hollywood Reporter, in March 1998. She told me that she still gets a few comments about it during some of her audits.

I don't know what my coworkers or I would do if we audited the return of a deep sea diver or maritime explorer.

In the meantime, I, too, would love to have Inger's job.
 
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>>That's my situation; the only common item is the controlling date of APRIL 15th, but for different reasons...<<

Ahhhh...Yep. Taxes due! Ships it seem, aren't the only things to sink on April 15th.

Count Tax-ula "I vant to suck your bank account!"
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Kyrila Scully

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I work for the Historical Research Center, but although that sounds like a wonderful job, I actually run the embroidery department, setting up patterns for hand embroideries and running four embroidery machines on site, putting Coats of Arms onto apparel and accessories. Every now and then I run into a family name history that reminds me of the Titanic or the Lusitania or other ship. One time I actually found a history that included a reference to an artist who perished on the Lusitania. Can't recall the name now, but it was just last week I saw it.

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