The Woods Hole Historical Museum marked Massachusetts Archeology Month (October, 2015) with an illustrated talk by Raymond L. Hayes, Ph.D. about his underwater archeological survey of Great Harbor, Woods Hole.
Dr. Hayes, who is a research associate at the Institute of Maritime History in the Smithsonian Institution, finds Great Harbor particularly interesting because it has several unusual features for Cape Cod: a very deep area in its south-east quadrant, providing a deep-water anchorage, historical docks on the south-east edge, as well as the Pacific Guano Company docks farther north into the harbor where ships would tie up when returning laden from the Pacific islands. He will share the results of his surveys both under-water and on the shores.
Ray Hayes is Professor Emeritus and former Assistant Dean for Medical Education, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC. He completed his college education at Amherst College and holds post-graduate degrees from The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). He has served on faculty at several medical schools, including Harvard, the University of Pittsburgh, Morehouse, Howard University and the University of the West Indies (Mona, Kingston, Jamaica).