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 To those interested in financially supporting RIMAP's work:
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT AT PRESENT RIMAP 
DOES NOT TAKE DONATIONS VIA ANY WEBSITE

BUT WE ARE WORKING ON IT! 

Meanwhile, RIMAP is an approved 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, 
so our donors may take the legal tax deduction based on US federal law. 
Please contact us at rhodeislandmap@yahoo.com for further details.
 
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 REPORT ON THE ENDEAVOUR MEETING:

The need for an artifact management facility and the next phase of research

 Details of the meeting are found in the Archives Section of this website.


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  COULD ONE OF THESE SITES BE THE ENDEAVOUR​?

Watch this website for updates as the 2016 fieldwork season unfolds.

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THE RIMAP TRAINING SCHEDULE FOR 2016
 APPLICATION        

(One day of classes left this year)      

*  All trainees must be RIMAP members.

*  All 2016 RIMAP classes will be held in the Masonic Hall, 39 Baker St. Warren, RI, 02885. ​

(This building is reputedly built from timbers salvaged from Revolutionary War ships sunk in Rhode Island!)

*  Pre-registration is recommended. Confirmation an​d further details will be sent by snail mail.

Please copy and fill out the form below and mail it with a check made out to RIMAP: 

RIMAP, Box 1492, Newport, RI 02840.

Or contact us at rhodeislandmap@yahoo.com to ask for an emailed copy

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Please sign me up for the following 2016 classes:

_____  Saturday Sept. 10 (9-12) - Site Mapping I ($25): Instructors Kerry Lynch, Kim Smith.  How to collect and interpret archaeological data. Introduces the selection of a site datum, installation of baselines, linear, circular, and pendulum searches.

_____  Saturday Sept. 10 (1-4) - Site Mapping II ($25): Instructor Kerry Lynch, Kim Smith.  Introduces the installation of grids and drawing from them. Both classes demonstrate how to interpret field data and create simple site maps. Recommended for those who participate in diving fieldwork. 

__X__  2016 RIMAP Dues ($25) If not already paid for 2016

 

_____  TOTAL ENCLOSED

 

Name___________________________________________________________ Diver ___ Non-diver ___

 

Address_________________________________City_______________ State______  ZIP____________ 

 

E-mail  _____________________________________________________ Phone____________________​

 


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REMAINING 2016 FIELDWORK SCHEDULE

 

Sept. 10-30 - Newport: Continued work on 18th-century Newport Harbor transport fleet. Less than 60' deep from the research vessel for selected RIMAP-trained volunteers who are experienced divers, with special recommendation that each complete RIMAP's Site Mapping classes. Previous RIMAP fieldwork experience or advanced standing is required for participation. Limited space available for non-diving team support. Selected divers will be contacted individually, but those who would like to be considered should contact RIMAP at (401) 253-2094  ~  or  ~  rhodeislandmap@yahoo.com

 


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Thanks again for your support !​


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A possible RIMAP future ?

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More news to come. Please contact us for information about our long-range plans !

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ABOUT RIMAP
 
The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project is a not-for-profit membership organization that trains volunteers to conduct maritime history and marine archaeology research under professional direction.  The RIMAP professional staff also offers a wide range of cultural resource management services to serve commercial needs.

Please contact us to join our volunteer corps, or to find out more about staff specialties:
 
Snail mail:
RIMAP, Box 1492
Newport, RI 02840
 
 
Phone: (401) 253-2094 is our landline.
We also use Skype.
     
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 WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT RIMAP


Marine archaeology is usually thought to be the study of shipwrecks, and Rhode Island has lost more vessels per square mile than any other state.  However, marine archaeology also studies ship technologies, the social structures of the crews on board, and the history of the economic systems on land that supported those ships and crews.    

RIMAP has studied many of these lost vessels, including sailing ships, steamships, and naval ships.  Of special interest have been those lost in our state during the American Revolution. Every event in that war had a maritime component because one side or the other, and sometimes both, had to travel by water to meet.

RIMAP has also studied many of the marine industries found along our shores, as well as the inland sources of raw materials, labor, and capital that supported those industries.  Our work has been available in local libraries, and through RIMAP's publications.

Rhode Island is called the "Ocean State" because every local community contributed to the state's maritime past.  You will find a lot of such Rhode Island stories on this website.  ​If you are interested to help RIMAP tell more of them, then please join us!

 
Note:  Our training and research activities are open to the public, but those under 18 years old should be aware that this project is not designed for youth.  Instead, our focus is the adult audience committed to history and historic preservation, and participation for our younger volunteers requires the presence of a parent or guardian.
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RIMAP wishes to thank the following companies and organizations for their generous support over the past 20+ years:
 
Aquidneck Island Connect
Aquidneck Marine Conservation
Aquidneck Mooring Company
Australian National Maritime Museum
Bateaux Below, Inc.
Bay State Integrated Technology, Inc.
Brown University
Department of Defense Legacy Fund
East Bay Diving
Hay Library
IBM
Island Boat Services
John Carter Brown Library
John Nicholas Brown House
Marine Search and Survey
National Embroidery
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
    Administration (NOAA)
National Park Service Battlefield Protection 
Program
Naval Station Newport
Naval Undersea Warfare Center
Newport Diving Center
Newport Historical Society
Ocean State Scuba
PDQ Printing
Pet Sitters
Polaris Imaging
RI Committee for the Humanities
RI Sea Grant
RI Historic Preservation and
    Heritage Commission
Roger Williams University
SAIC
Salve Regina University
Small Business Computers
Studio Paradiso
Surveyacht
University of Rhode Island 

And all our loyal RIMAP donors and volunteers!  
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ABOUT THIS WEBSITE:  The www.rimap.org website is hosted by Bay State Integrated Technology, Inc., courtesy of Robert Borges.  All text and graphic layouts by D. K. Abbass (RIMAP Executive Director and Principal Investigator) and all is copyrighted as the intellectual property of the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project.  Illustration credits are given in the "Sources" or in specific sections.  Please give credit to RIMAP if you use our information.​

WEBSITE CONTENTS:  (Please click on these titles, or the buttons above, to find the information listed for each page.  Note that the longer pages with many illustrations may take a few seconds to load.)​
 
HOME PAGE
General Introduction and Contacts
News and Coming Events
RIMAP Supporters 
General Introduction
RIMAP Mission and Goals
RIMAP Leadershp 
General Introduction
Membership Form
Training
Fieldwork Schedule 
General Introduction
Fact Sheet on Rhode Island in the Revolution
Fact Sheet on RIMAP and Butt's Hill Fort
Shipwreck Facts
See also "Director's Cuts" for more.
General Introduction
About the ENDEAVOUR
FAQs about the Search for ENDEAVOUR
An essay to explain the legal protections on the transport fleet
Heritage Trails
Director's Cuts
Suggested Bibliographies and Sources for Illustrations
RIMAP publications
Other marketing
ARCHIVES
All about RIMAP's past activities​
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