Welcome to the online home of the Underwater Historical Research Society. Founded in 2004, the mission of UHRS is to “Research, Identify, and Educate.” Over the past eight years, the UHRS team has been fortunate to work with a wide array of historians, divers, archivists, and members of the public, to further our mission. A key component in our mission is to bring aspects of our maritime history - from rum runners to submarines - from amazing rescues to terrible maritime disasters - to the community. The UHRS team, whether conducting its research above or below the surface, remains dedicated to bringing our community the finest in historical maritime research.
Please feel free to browse our multiple offerings, attend an upcoming lecture, drop us a question, or order a book or two. Most importantly be sure to take a "dip" into the rich history that awaits you in our local waters and community. There are currently over ten research publications, a host of monthly articles and archive articles available for purchase or ordering. In addition, our team is able to provide assistance with your current dive team or historical society's research activities. Over the recent year we have helped a wide range of students, fellow researchers, and members of the general public in their various research projects.
The team of researchers, divers, writers, and researchers is currently working on various underwater research projects and visitors to our site will be the first to know of upcoming publications, available UHRS merchandise, and information. Please feel free to navigate throughout the site and “dive” into the Underwater Historical Research Society today.
Now Celebrating our 8th Year of Maritime Research!
Hackney's - The History of the World Famous Seafood Restaurant - Now Available
Special Thanks to the 100+ attendees at the January 17th, 2011 Lecture at the Farmingdale Public Library!
The Bethpage-Farmingdale and Nassau County Historical Societies hosted Adam Grohman and Douglas Acker who provided the lecture regarding the UHRS and Long Island shipwrecks. Thanks!
ORDER THE NEWEST PUBLICATIONS TODAY!!!
In Our Waters & Beyond - Volume 2
A Collection of Maritime History and Curiosities.
Sentinels and Saviors of the Seas
A Collection of United States Coast Guard
History Volume 1
Claimed by the Sea - Long Island Shipwrecks - How to Order-
Go to Projects Page - UHRS Titles - to order today on-line
CALL 516-458-1591 to Order Direct From Our Offices!
ARE YOU A RETAILER?
Please Call Us if you would like to carry any of our books at your retail location. Generous Discounts Available - Excellent Service! Get your location listed on our site!
UHRS and Cultural Resource Divers Joining Forces
The Divers and Researchers of the UHRS and Cultural Resource Divers are joining forces in various collaborative efforts to further the education of our community in local maritime history. Please visit their website at Cultural Resource Divers for more information. Be sure to check back often to see our exciting new research projects!
Be Sure to Check Out Long Island Boating World Magazine
Two Columns Each Month...
In Our Waters - Local Maritime History &
Saviors and Sentinels of the Seas - USCG History
Click on the Upcoming Events page for a complete listing of upcoming and available research articles from our archives.
Be Sure to Visit their website at Long Island Boating World Magazine to explore.
SCHEDULE A SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Schedule a Speaking Engagement/Book Signing! - Schedule a Speaking Engagement/Book Signing! Contact Author and Chief Diver Adam Grohman today to schedule a speaking engagement and book signing! Adam is available to discuss and present various lectures about any of his research topics and books, Long Island shipwrecks, on-going UHRS efforts and research projects, diving, etc. Email or call Adam at 516-458-1591 today! Provide your group, organization, book club, or library patrons with a unique fun-filled speaking engagement.
Add your Group to the list today!
16th Annual Archives Conference
Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society
Nassau County Historical Society
NY State Marine Educator's Association
SPLIA - Society for the Preservation of LI Antiquities
SHIPWRECK RESEARCH ASSISTANCE
The UHRS team members and researchers are available to assist with various shipwreck research projects. If you have a question or are looking for information please feel free to contact us at
or at the postal address listed above.
UHRS IN DEPTH JOURNAL
The UHRS quarterly journal IN DEPTH highlights our various research projects - above and below the waves.