The list of selected staff publications may be searched by keyword or author and can be sorted by year.

"Clara Bewick Colby," and “Helen Jackson Gougar.” In Women Public Speakers in the United States, 1800-1925: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook, edited by Karlyn Kohrs Campbell. Greenwood, 1993.
"The Role of Newspapers in the Nineteenth-Century Woman's Movement." In A Voice of Their Own: The Woman Suffrage Press, 1849-1914, edited by Martha Solomon. University of Alabama Press, 1991.
On the Water: Engaging the Public in America's Maritime Past . . . and Present," Defense Transportation Journal, Dec. 2005, pp. 9-13.
"Beyond the Boat: Documenting the Cultural Context," with David A. Taylor. In Boats: A Manual for Their Documentation. (Nashville, Tenn.: American Association for State and Local History and the Museum Small Craft Association, 1994), 337-356.
“To the Bay in Boats,” In From Bridge to Boardwalk: An Audio Journey Acros Maryland's Eastern Shore, (Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, 2004), p. 35.
“Boat Models, Buoys and Board Games: Reflecting and Reliving Watermen’s Work.” Special maritime issue of the Material History Review Vol. 48 (Fall 1998), pp. 89–100.
The Workboats of Smith Island. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Working the Water: The Commercial Fisheries of Maryland's Patuxent River, volume editor and chapter author. (Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, 1988).
Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books, 2015.
Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There.
The New England Fisheries: A Treasure Greater than Gold. Salem: Peabody Museum, 1984. Received Award of Merit, American Association of Museums 1985 Museum Publications Competition.

An exhibition catalog and historical treatment of early and modern regional fisheries.

“Preliminary Report on the 1998 Excavations of the 1824 Wreck of the Royal Hawaiian Yacht Ha‘aheo o Hawaii (ex-Cleopatra’s Barge)," in A.A. Askins and M.W. Russell (eds.), Underwater Archaeology 1999. Tucson: Society for Historical Archaeology, 1999. 107–114.

Highlights of the 1998 shipwreck excavation season.

"The Duty to Save Sunken Booty," Business and Society Review 73 (1990) 18–21.

The business of treasure hunting.

Steam and the Sea. Salem: Peabody Museum, 1983.

An exhibition catalog and historical treatment of the origins and development of steamships from the 18th to the 20th centuries.

“SMITHSONIAN World Ocean Report: Underwater Archaeology,” Dive Training 9.6 (June 1999) 92–93.
"The Philadelphia Steamboat of 1796," (ed.), Melvin H. Jackson. The American Neptune L.3 (1990) 201–210.

Article about Philadelphian Griffin Greene and a failed steamboat venture; the original materials are in the Smithsonian’s transportation collections.

“1997 Excavations of the Royal Hawaiian Yacht Ha‘aheo o Hawaii in Hanalei Bay, Kauai: Preliminary Report,” in Lawrence E. Babits et al. (eds.), Underwater Archaeology 1998. Tucson: Society for Historical Archaeology, 1998. 96–103.

Highlights of the 1997 shipwreck excavation season.

“Gibbs, William Francis,” in Garraty, John A. et al.(eds.), American National Biography. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. Vol. 8, pp. 923–925.
Shipwrecked in Paradise: Cleopatra's Barge
"Knowledge: The Real Treasure," Sea History 51 (Autumn 1989) 6–7.

An article on the subject of treasure hunting vs. archaeology.

"Preliminary Report on the 1996 Excavations of the Wreck of Ha’aheo o Hawaii (ex-Cleopatra’s Barge) in Hanalei Bay, Kauai," in Denise C. Lakey (ed.), Underwater Archaeology 1997. Tucson: Society for Historical Archaeology, 1997. 113–120.

Highlights of the 1996 shipwreck excavation season.

"Between the Devil and The Deep Blue Sea: Archaeology and the Council of American Maritime Museums," in J. Barto Arnold III (ed.), Underwater Archaeology Proceedings from the Society for Historical Archaeology Conference. Pleasant Hill, Calif.: Society for Historical Archaeology, 1989. pp. 149–150.

Museum ethics and policies regarding submerged cultural heritage.

"An Enduring Legacy," Nautical Research Journal 42.2 (June 1997) 111.
"Titanic Ethics," Museum News 76.3 (May/June 1997) 7.
"The 1824 Wreck of the Royal Hawaiian Yacht Ha ’aheo o Hawaii (ex-Cleopatra’s Barge): 1996 Preliminary Results," in Michael A. Lang (ed.), Methods and Techniques of Underwater Research: Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences 1996 Scientific Diving Symposium. (Washington, D.C.: AAUS, 1996) 133–135.

Highlights of the 1996 shipwreck excavation season.