Editorial comment on this special issue of the social impact of shipwrecks.
Timothy J. Runyan
Timothy J. Runyan (PhD, Maryland) recently served as Manager of the Maritime Heritage Program, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and is Professor and Senior Research Associate at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. He is author and editor of books and articles in maritime history and nautical archaeology. He served as editor of The American Neptune, a quarterly journal of maritime history and arts (Peabody Essex Museum), and chairs the Advisory Board of Sea History (National Maritime Historical Society). A founder of the Great Lakes Science Center, he led the effort to preserve the SS William G. Mather as a museum ship.