Welcome! I’m a maritime historian specializing in technology in its historical context. My published work integrates Atlantic, maritime economic, and technological history with the technical history of the ship and both traditional nautical and experimental archaeology. I also have training and experience in public history and preservation. On this site you’ll find information about my publications, project updates and events, consulting services, a current CV, and contact information. Thanks for visiting.
My newsletter, Leeway: Past people, their technology, and us is now available here (link will open in new tab).
My second book, A Boston Schooner in the Royal Navy, 1768–1772: Commerce and Conflict in Maritime British America, is now available for “pre-order” (hardcover only) from Boydell & Brewer; it comes out in April. An e-book version will also be available at a substantially lower price. For a preview or to reserve a copy, click here (link will open in new tab).