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William M. Mathers
President
Pacific Sea Resources, Inc
701 S. Olive, Apt. 1023
West Palm Beach, Fl 33401
Tel: 561-891-0290
Fax: 561-366-1035
PSRWMM@GMAIL.COM

Bill Mathers, a history major at Yale, served as a US Navy Diving and Salvage officer in Vietnam.  After the military, he worked as a marine salvage master in the South Asia.  In 1975, he became the operations partner in a marine construction firm building oil terminals, commercial docks and related civil works around the world.  Ten years later, he formed PSR to undertake commercial marine archaeological projects in water depths up to 500 feet. His marine experience also includes the ownership and design of ocean-going sailing and power catamarans.
 



PREVIOUS CORPORATE PROJECTS


PACIFIC SEA RESOURCES/ATLANTIC SEA RESOURCES


1. CONCEPCION PROJECT 1985-1993


Worldwide research into the details of the Manila galleon trade proceeded the completion of a contract with the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands for the recovery and documentation of the galleon. Concepcion, lost off Saipan in 1638. Two years of field recovery by an international team of thirty persons, were followed by two years of preparations and documentation (in a 650 page archaeological report) of the artifacts. The entire Concepcion Collection is presently housed in a dedicated museum on the island of Saipan. A major National Geographical article, coffee table book and three films also resulted from the project.


2. JAVA SEA PROJECT 1997-1999


Southern Sung trading vessel, lost about 1250 in the Java Sea, was recovered by a thirty-five person crew on a rescue salvage contract with the Indonesian government. The results of the project were published in a 270 page Archaeological Report. Pacific Sea Resources’ artifacts and records were donated to the Field Museum in Chicago in 2000.


3. STEAMSHIP PACIFIC PROJECT 1993-2014


Ongoing search for the steamship PACIFIC lost off the coast of Washington state in 1875 in deep water. Three major side scan surveys and three separate investigations with ROV’s of anomalies over the years. Pacific Sea Resources has contractual agreements with cargo and hull underwriters and the subsequent owners of the shipping line.


4. SLAVE SHIP PETER MOWELL PROJECT 2012


Located site of 1860 wrecking of slave ship PETER MOWELL on Lynyard Cay in joint operation with Bahamian Government’s AMMC.


5. HAMILTON/SCOURGE PROJECT 1992


In cooperation with National Geographic Magazine, developed a program for the recovery, conservation and display of the intact vessels, Hamilton and Scourge, sunk in the war of 1812, and preserved intact on the bottom of Lake Ontario.


6. ATOCHA DEBRIS TRAIL 2010


Utilized sixty-two foot power catamaran to excavate targets located by metal detecting sled, in the debris trail of the Spanish galleon ATOCHA lost in 1622. Contracted by Aqua Survey of New Jersey.