MAHS Now Meets Bi-Monthly - You're invited!
Dwight S. Hughes
Dwight Hughes will speak on the CSS Shenandoah, a steam-powered British tea clipper purchased by the Confederacy during the American Civil War and converted for commerce raiding. Hughes is a 20-year veteran of Navy surface warfare and has written a book about the ship, titled A Confederate Biography: The Cruise of the CSS Shenandoah, from which he will draw his talk. The discussion will include aspects of the design and construction of the vessel, which was an amalgam of wooden hull and iron frames and has been called "the epitome of the ancient art of tall ship construction and a prime example of machine age technology." Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.
Join us, Tuesday, April 12, at 7:30 PM at McLean High School. The public is invited.
2016 Pool Session Photos
MAHS held the pool session for the 2016 Introduction to Underwater Archaeology Course on April 30. Photos can be seen here. Special thanks this year to Blu Water Scuba in Mabassas for the use of their pool.
Diving First Aid for Professional Divers
DAN's Diving First Aid for Professional Divers program will be offered at Blue Octopus Scuba, 4154 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA, on Saturday, May 21 starting at 9:30 a.m. DFA Pro is DAN's most comprehensive diver preparedness program. It combines four DAN courses (see the flyer here) -- and you don't have to be a dive "pro" to take it! The regular cost is $395 "all in," including student manual, slates for all four courses and all supplies. MAHS members and students, however, can get a $135 discount for a final cost of $260. Call Blue Octopus Scuba at (703) 461-3483 to register; you must mention MAHS at time of registration to get the discount. With questions, contact Course Instructor, DAN Instructor Trainer and MAHS Dive Safety Officer Earl Glock at Earl@BlueOctopusScuba.com.
Dave Kerr, friend and loyal supporter of MAHS for more than 20 years, died suddenly of natural causes on February 11, 2016, at the age of 72. A copy of his obiturary can be found here.
MAHSNEWS -- Back Issues MAHS P.O. Box 44382, L'Enfant Plaza, Washington, D.C 20026, (301) 419-8222
Selected back issues of MAHSNEWS, the official MAHS newsletter, have been placed on the web site in downloadable PDF format. Click here or click on "Newsletter" in the navigation column to the left to access a list of available issues.
MAHSNEWS -- Back Issues
MAHS P.O. Box 44382, L'Enfant Plaza, Washington, D.C 20026, (301) 419-8222