The Maryland legislature voted on 3/26 not to fund any non-capital historic grants this year, so our plans for SHIP in Maryland will be curtailed. We have at least 226 sites to assess in Maryland waters. Many of them are fairly close to our home port at Tall Timbers, so we will stay very busy.
On the bright side, the lack of Maryland funding will free up a lot of time for reconnaissance in Virginia and Delaware if we get funding from those states, plus at least one field school — maybe two, if enough people want it.
Roper will be in Florida throughout June, as planned.