We stayed at the East-West Center at University of Hawaii for six days during the MAHHI 2013 Conference sponsored by UH Marine Options Program, MAHHI, and NOAA – National Marine Sanctuaries. A shuttle bus took us to the conference meeting site at the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Offices at the Kalanianaole Highway at Hawaii Kai.
The 24th Annual Maritime Archeology and History of the Hawaiian Islands Symposium was held in 2013 and the theme was Evolving Cultural Landscapes in the Maritime World. My presentation “Early Japanese Maritime Expeditions: Hasekura Tsunenaga’s “San Juan Batista” of 1613…” was part of the MAHHI conference session “The Historical Maritime Landscape.” As part of my presentation I included photos from my blog https://mockford.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/museum-ship-san-juan-batista-at-ishinomaki-japan/
It was a privilege to be part of a conference with so many outstanding maritime archeologists, historians, and students who are doing amazing work. See http://www.mahhi.org/Welcome.html Keynote Speaker was the amazing Jim Delgado , Director of NOAA’s Maritime Heritage Program and leader of numbers shipwreck expeditions from the lost fleet of Kublai Khan to the Titanic. We were enthralled by his stories and photos of adventures across the undersea world.