2019 RIMAP Membership Application

Published by Kathy Abbass on Friday, 1st March 2019 - 12:00PM



Please contact us at rhodeislandmap@yahoo.com and we will send you a copy of the following application by email or a paper copy by snail mail.

Or you may copy, print, and complete the application below for 2019 membership, and send it with your check for $25 to RIMAP, and/or FPCCS to Box 1492, Newport, RI 02840. Or you may let us know if you make payment through the PayPal button on our HomePage.

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_______ 2019 RIMAP Basic Dues ($25; check made out to RIMAP)

             Receive RIMAP updates, required for access to classes and participation in fieldwork.

_______ 2019 Friend of the Cook Foundation ($35; check made out to FPCCS)

             Optional to support education about Capt. Cook, his ships and explorations.

_______ Extra tax-deductible donations (RIMAP & FPCCS are both 501-c-3 organizations)


_______ Or total sent via PayPal button on the HomePage

NAME _______________________________________________________ DIVER ___ NON-DIVER ___

ADDRESS ___________________________________________ TOWN ___________________________

STATE ____ ZIP ___________ PHONE(S) ___________________________________________________

E-MAIL _______________________________________________________________________________

MY SPECIAL INTERESTS ARE:___________________________________________________________

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The "Not the GASPEE" volunteers -- L-R: Joe Schall, Lesley Sorenson, Bill Galligher, Pegee Malcolm, Swede Johnson, Joe McNamara, Joe Zarzynski, Kathy Abbass, Linda Sullivan, Dianna LaCazette, Ray Turbitt, Tim Labonte. Guest photographer. © RIMAP 2015.


The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) is an organization that trains its members to volunteer for marine archaeology research under professional direction. RIMAP membership ($25/year) is open to anyone interested in maritime history and marine archaeology. Some RIMAP activities are free and open to the general public, but membership is required to take our training and to participate in our various research projects.

The RIMAP members include trainees and volunteers who are divers and non-divers. They come from many backgrounds, but all share an interest in maritime history and marine archaeology. They are administrators, carpenters, CPAs, diplomats, dive shop owners, documentary producers, elected officials, engineers, farmers, First Nations members, housewives, government administrators, historical society staff, IT experts, lawyers, librarians, marine industry owners and workers, museum staffs, New York Yacht Club members and others in the sailing community, plumbers, politicians, preservationists, retirees, secretaries, teachers, tourism specialists, venture capitalists, and the CEO of an international luxury company.

They come mainly from the New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont -- but also from as far as Arizona, California, Colorado, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and even the countries of Australia, Canada, Italy, Mexico, and the UK.

Some member trainee/volunteers are also college and university undergraduate and graduate students who want marine archaeology fieldwork experience that isn't available at their home institutions. These have include students from Bristol Community College, Brown University, Community College of Rhode Island, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, New York Maritime Academy, Texas A&M, University of Arizona, University of Rhode Island, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. RIMAP was not designed to serve a youth population, but mature high school students have participated in the training and research, coming from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, and even Kentucky and Oklahoma !

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