Update: November 11, 2021
The last decade (+) has been very difficult with the 2008 recession and the loss of my main income, then relocating to the west coast, followed by an almost 6-year wait for a double lung transplant (non-smoker). My recuperation has allowed me much time to continue reviewing newly found sources of shipwreck information.
The future of Northern Maritime Research is a secure cloud-based database with the capability of creating interactive maps based on requested records (having spent the last 15 years adding latitude-longitude coordinates to as many records as possible). This will be a subscription-based service with proceeds going to an education institution offering programs in Marine History. The selected institution (suggestions being considered) will then provide funds for field research projects.
In the near future, I intend to continue updating the database as long as I am able, having recently located such new sources as SAILOR'S MAGAZINE a monthly publication printed in New York from 1828 to 1920+ (already reviewed 1828 to 1874 since 2016).
In the meantime, I will be raising funds to pay for the programming of this cloud based-system. This will probably include selling off my extensive library of shipwreck books (plus 200).
If you have any suggestions for the future of Northern Maritime Research, please email me at info@NorthernMaritimeResearch.com