Charles Dean Beeker’s official title is the Director of the Center of Underwater Science at the University of Indiana – Bloomington. But that word salad doesn’t even begin to tell you about his real passion.
Unlike other underwater archaeologist s we’ve talked to, Charle’s wants to leave the stuff down there and make these shipwreck sites into visitable national historic places. We talk about the whys of his plans and how they play out.
Among his many projects are Captain William Kidd’s Quedagh Merchant and the Frolic, a Gold Rush-era cargo ship off the coast of California.
Great stories and a very different take than we’ve heard from others in this one.
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