Seafaring Education and Maritime Archaeological Heritage Program (SEAMAHP)

Salem, MA 01970
(978) 269-7861

Wrecks, Wharves, and Warehouses in port. Any of these could be part of researching the maritime heritage of the coast. Our program offers divers and non-divers alike the opportunity to learn the history through exploring the maritime sites and artifacts of the past.

Ongoing Education Programming: SEAMAHP focuses on hands-on educational and training program in maritime heritage.  Our programs include:

  • Workshops: Our training courses focus on maritime heritage involving students in interactive classes that examine the “life-cycle” of a vessel from its inception through ship design and construction, through its “adult” life as a working vessel, and its “after life” through training in maritime archaeology of both divers and non-divers. 
  • Lecture Series: We provide speakers and events that share how maritime history and heritage have influenced life along the coast with students of all ages.
  • Community Partners: We work with interested organizations to foster engagement and educate the public about maritime heritage.

Contact:, Dr. Calvin Mires (Co-founder, Instructor), 252-902-8351 and Capt. Laurel Seaborn (Co-founder, Instructor), 978-269-7861


  • Historic Resources
  • Natural Resources