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December 31, 2018

MRR has had a year of diverse accomplishments! From completing the new custom excavation vessel, Seatrepid, to excavating and surveying on multiple shipwreck sites and recovering a variety of artifacts. See the best highlights of 2018 in this recap video!

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December 6, 2018

The Sea Reaper crew has just returned from the site of the Santa Margarita. The winter months in Key West can be quite a challenging time to conduct marine archaeology projects. MRR does its best to take full advantage of any breaks in the weather offered by mother nat...

November 25, 2018

On Monday evening, November 19th, MRR’s Director Dan Porter and partner Art Schweizer joined Captain John Brandon of 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels, LLC in receiving a prestigious proclamation from the City of Fort Pierce.

 Dan Porter, Art Schweizer and John Brandon are recog...

November 15, 2018

MRR captain Dan Porter and the crew of the Sea Reaper returned to the site of the Santa Margarita last week. MRR is glad to be working as a contractor with the famed Motivation, Inc., permit holder of the Santa Margarita and Atocha sites.

On this trip, the crew's plan...

September 30, 2018

MRR’s exploration team onboard the research vessel Seatrepid continues making recoveries while working a cluster of shipwrecks around a shoal well over three miles from shore under contract with Dr. E. Lee Spence. Dr. Spence, who is chief archaeologist for Galleon Ques...

September 22, 2018

After returning from a successful summer season on the 1715 sites on Florida’s Treasure Coast, the Sea Reaper has resumed work on the wreck site of the Santa Margarita under contract with Motivation, Inc. The Sea Reaper has just completed an eleven-day trip to the Marg...

August 31, 2018

As the 1715 season nears the end, the Sea Reaper and Seatrepid crews have been focusing effort on the Corrigan’s and Douglas Beach wreck sites while working under contract with 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels, LLC.  

On the Corrigan’s site, the team’s primary objecti...

August 21, 2018

Captain Dan Porter has personally investigated many shipwreck leads and states with confidence that MRR will be the first in line when a person as experienced as Rush Maltz says he has located a wreck on the ocean floor. Rush is a prominent local Florida Keys charter f...

August 14, 2018

Yesterday was a very meaningful day for Maritime Research & Recovery and Captain Dan Porter as the team took part in an effort to raise an iron cannon from one of the historic 1715 Fleet shipwreck sites. This artifact is the first iron cannon to be raised from a 1715 F...

For the month of June, Sea Reaper and Seatrepid have been hard at work on the 1715 sites, and the first working month of the season has been a success. On the second day of working under contract with 1715 Fleet Queens Jewels, LLC, the crew onboard the newest excavatio...

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