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 archaeologists 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.
Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your host Phil Johnson (comedian, musician, and pirate geek) interviews the most interesting people in the pirate subculture: Actors, Authors, Historians, Musicians, Artists, Festival Founders, Clothing and Prop Designers, Treasure Hunters, Archaeologists, and more.
Today's show is sponsored by:
Pirata Clothing - Stylish pirate wear including hats, shirts, swimwear, and more. Perfect for your next trip to the Keys. New gear weekly! http://www.PirataClothing.com
30 Day Guitar Challenge - Learn 3 songs in 30 days with just 10 minutes of playing time per day! Free to participate. http://www.underthecrossbones.com/guitar
For videos, pictures, album links and more, be sure to click through to the full show notes. http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/168
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support
Subscribe to Under The Crossbones on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/under-crossbones-pirate-podcast/id1039621331?mt=2