Scott Williams, the lead archaeologist for the Maritime Archaeological Society’s Beeswax Wreck Project will share tales of “Lost Castaways and Mystery Shipwrecks on the Oregon Coast” at Seaside Museum’s next History and Hops on Thursday, November 29, 2018.
Although most people first think of the Peter Iredale when the subject of local shipwrecks comes up, many other shipwrecks have occurred along the North Oregon coast. Our Graveyard of the Pacific abounds with tales of mysterious shipwrecks, lost castaways, pirates, and sailing vessels.
Williams will recount stories, mysteries, and history from the Graveyard that he has learned of during his many archeological forays. He will also discuss his current undertakings on the Beeswax Wreck Project.
Scott Williams is a professional archaeologist with more than thirty years of experience conducting archaeological research throughout the Pacific Northwest, the islands of the Pacific, and Australia. He works as the Cultural Resources Program Manager for the Washington State Department of Transportation, where he manages the agency’s archaeology and history program. In addition, he is on the Board of the Maritime Archaeological Society and serves as the Principal Investigator for the Beeswax Wreck Project, a non-profit, multi-disciplinary team investigating a Spanish Manila galleon wrecked on the north Oregon coast in the 17th Century.
History & Hops will occur on Thursday, November 29 at 6PM at the Seaside Brewing Co.
History & Hops is a series of local history discussions hosted by the Seaside Museum on the last Thursday of each month, September through May, at Seaside Brewing Co., 861 Broadway.
Preserving Seaside’s History since 1974, the Seaside Museum and Historical Society is a non-profit educational institution with the mission to collect, preserve and interpret materials illustrative of the history of Seaside and the surrounding area. The museum is located at 570 Necanicum Drive, Seaside and is open Monday through Saturday from 10A to 3PM. More information can be found at www.seasideoregonuseum.com
Contact: Tita Montero, Museum Vice President 503-440-4454