Wisconsin Historical Society

Tamara Thomsen

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Tamara Thomsen

For the past thirteen years, Tamara Thomsen has worked as a Maritime Archaeologist with Wisconsin Historical Society's Maritime Preservation and Archaeology program. Her research has resulted in the nomination of forty-one Great Lakes shipwrecks to the National Register of Historic Places. For her dedicated work, she has received awards from the Association for Great Lakes Maritime History, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society, and in 2014, she was inducted into the Women Diver's Hall of Fame. Tamara has worked as a photographer, researcher, and research diver on projects including the USS Monitor with NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries, and RMS Titanic with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.


  • National Marine Sanctuary
  • Apostle Islands
  • Marine archaeology
  • Shipwreck Lakeland
  • Rouse Simmons
  • Underwater archaeology geared towards children
  • Shipwrecks
  • Wisconsin Maritime history

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