The Beeswax Wreck Project is a non-profit research project: we do not sell “shares” in the project or seek investors (although tax-deductible donations are always welcome!). We are a group of researchers and local community members dedicated to locating and identifying the wreck.
The wreck is located on Oregon State Parks property, and all associated artifacts and pieces of wreckage are the property of the state of Oregon and may not (and will not) be collected without the proper permits from those state agencies. The Beeswax Wreck Project is not affiliated with Oregon State Parks or the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, but in compliance with state law and Parks policy both agencies are consulted and regularly updated on our research.
You can get involved as well!
The Beeswax Wreck Project Group is made up entirely of volunteers: archaeologists, historians, geologists, divers, curators, students, and community members. For more information, contact email@example.com or contact Scott Williams directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Research Team
|Scott S. Williams, M.A., is the project’s Principal Investigator and MAS Board Member. Scott is an archaeologist with the Washington State Department of Transportation in Olympia, WA. He will be overseeing the project from the permitting process, through each stage of the project. Please feel free to contact Scott at 360-485-5350 or email@example.com|
|Richard W. Rogers is the Project Manager and MAS Board Member. He has been the one coordinating the efforts of the variety of specialists involved in the project. You can contact him at 808-222-6824 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Christopher Dewey, MAS President and Field Director. Chris has an M.A. in maritime archaeology from the University of West Florida.|
|Jeff Groth, MAS Vice President. Jeff is a Cartographer with Washington County Oregon, specializing in geographic information systems, which allows us to overlay layers and remote sensor results on maps for analysis.|
|Robert Jimenez has a strong background in maritime archaeology and scuba diving.|
|Ed Von der Porten has been involved in a number of early Spanish shipwreck projects along the west coast. He has led the study of the porcelain and other Asian artifacts that come to light.|
|Mitch Marken is a maritime archaeologist whose dissertation was on Spanish pottery from shipwrecks.|
Support Crew and Project Team Members
|David Chaffee is a founding member of both Scientific Consultant Services Inc., and the Naga Research Group and is the non-profit’s Liaison with the Beeswax Shipwreck Project.|
|Carol Chaffee is a practicing attorney and provides legal and archival research for the project.|
|Dave Wellman of D. Wellman Surveying out of Eugene, Oregon has contributed his services in aerial photography, 3D laser scanning, survey grade GPS and other survey techniques.|
|Jack W. Peters is an author, adventurer, GPS specialist, photographer and
SCUBA diver, Jack has been involved in the project since 2005.He is a resident of Springfield, Oregon. email@example.com
|Craig Andes. A Garabaldi fisherman, Craig has been collecting information of the “Beeswax Wreck” for years, and brings his maritime skills to the project.|
|Jessica Lally did her Master’s Thesis on ceramics associated with the wreck as a graduate student at Central Washington University|