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Maritime Heritage


Whaling and Whaleships in Papahānaumokuākea

Jason Raupp is a PhD candidate at Flinders University in Australia. Jason has worked as a maritime archaeologist all over the world, and came to the Monument with an interest in developing a project to interpret and better understand the high concentration of whaling shipwreck sites in the Monument.

His work will help managers at Papahānaumokuākea with a better understanding of the American and British whaling shipwreck sites in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Jason Raupp takes a compass bearing at a trypot at the Two Brothers shipwreck.
Jason Raupp takes a compass bearing at a trypot at the Two Brothers shipwreck site at French Frigate Shoals. Credit: NOAA/Casserley.
Jason Raupp documents ballast at the Gledstanes shipwreck at Kure Atoll.
Jason Raupp documents ballast at the Gledstanes shipwreck at Kure Atoll. Credit: NOAA/Casserley.