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Feb. Meeting - Special Guest Joshua Marano from Biscayne Natl. Park

  • Villages of Homestead Clubhouse 1851 South Canal Drive Homestead, FL, 33035 United States (map)

Tonight we have the pleasure of listening to a talk by Biscayne National Park Ranger and Maritime Archaeologist Joshua Marano! I heard Joshua speak at the Deering Estate back in November about his work within the Biscayne National Park and thought all of you members would really enjoy it as much as I had.

Joshua is a wealth of information about all things within Biscayne National Park and Biscayne Bay. He'll be discussing some of the wrecks within the park waters and other things, including possible volunteer opportunities within the park. Below is a bio of Joshua.

Courtesy of Joshua Marano

Courtesy of Joshua Marano

“Joshua Marano is a maritime archaeologist who has been working at Biscayne National Park since November 2012.  Mr. Marano is a graduate from East Carolina University’s Program in Maritime Studies and has earned a MA degree in maritime history and nautical archaeology where his research focused on the application of social theory to maritime archaeology.  Mr. Marano has previously been employed as an archaeological technician for the State of North Carolina and has participated in several major maritime archaeological projects including the digital recording of the Swedish warship Vasa (1628) in Stockholm, Sweden and the excavation of Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge (1718) shipwreck site off the coast of North Carolina.  In addition to his interest in archaeology, Mr. Marano is an active member of the United States Coast Guard Reserve where he serves as a Second Class Boatswain’s Mate at USCG Station Miami Beach, FL.” 

Please make a point to join us for this fun and informative talk. We look forward to seeing you all here!