Special Appeal

We received some great news recently, and we must act quickly in order to take full advantage of two generous donations. Two long-time MAS members have very graciously donated $30,000 toward the purchase of a much needed magnetometer used for remote sensing to locate shipwrecks. Marine Magnetics has offered us a new Explorer magnetometer for $39,000. So, we are almost there.

Another longtime MAS member has offered to match additional funds raised during this appeal. We only need $9000 more to purchase the equipment. Any additional funds would go towards expenses including boat reimbursements for our members assisting with remote sensing expeditions. Every dollar raised will be doubled by this generous match up to $14,000.

Please consider making a donation to help us acquire the new magnetometer in time for this summer’s survey season. Any amount of donation will help since our anonymous donor will match it.

The summer survey season on the Oregon Coast is very short, and we do not want to miss this year’s limited window. We need to purchase the equipment and receive it soon. We have to allow time for technical integration of the system with the towboats, team training, and the development of an analysis plan for the data we record. 

This new system is vital to our mission to seek out and explore shipwrecks on the Northwest Coast and beyond. MAS is an all-volunteer  501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Your contribution may be all or partially tax deductible. All donations are appreciated.

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If you would like to mail your donation send your check or money order to:
The Maritime Archaeological Society
PO Box 332
Astoria, OR 97103