Dr. James Delgado

Director of Maritime Heritage of National Marine Sanctuaries NOAA

Dr. James P. Delgado, Director of Maritime Heritage in the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries for the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. Dr. Delgado has led or participated in shipwreck expeditions around the world. His undersea explorations include RMS Titanic, the discoveries of Carpathia, the ship that rescued Titanic's survivors, and the notorious "ghost ship" Mary Celeste, as well as surveys of USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, the sunken fleet of atomic-bombed warships at Bikini Atoll, the polar exploration ship Maud, wrecked in the Arctic, the 1846 wreck of the United States naval brig Somers, whose tragic story inspired Herman Melville's Billy Budd, and Sub Marine Explorer, a civil war-era find and the world's oldest known deep-diving submarine. His archaeological work has also included the excavation of ships and collapsed buildings along the now-buried waterfront of Gold Rush San Francisco

Adventures in Sea Hunting

Join us for an encore presentation by key note speaker Jim Delgado. Jim will entertain us with stories of “Adventures in Sea Hunting” and he’ll tell us about his six years as a National Geographic TV host for Clive Cussler’s “The Sea Hunters.” This promises to be an event filled with fascinating and humorous stories. Jim will share many of the lessons he learned the hard way in these unique environments. Banquet night is well known for offering a terrific meal along with camaraderie and wonderful stories, please buy your tickets early to ensure a seat is available.