Graduate Theses and Thesis Abstracts:

Agranat, Brina, 1993 Thorough and Efficient Repair: Rebuilding in the American Sailing Navy, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. William Still, Thesis Director.

Allan, James, 1996 Fort Ross Cove: Historical and Archaeological Research to Identify the Remains of California's First Shipyard, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Gordon Watts, Thesis Director.

Anichtchenko, Evguenia, 2004 Ships of Russian America, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Timothy Runyan, Thesis Director.

Ashley, Ray, 1994 Science and British Sea Power in the Age of Sail: The Search for Longitude, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Carl Swanson, Thesis Director. Ashmore, Melissa, 2012 Crucial Factors for the Recovery and Conservation of an Archaeological Ship, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lynn Harris, Thesis Director.

Askins, Adrian, 2000 Archaeological and Historical Site Investigation/Thesis of the John's Island Wreck (EDS0001), M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Gordon Watts, Thesis Director.

Avery, Paul, 1998 The Impact of the 18th Century Navigation Revolution Upon European Pacific Cartography, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Brad Rodgers, Thesis Director.

Ayhens, Monica 2009 Well Content With One Fireship: The Sociomedical Impact of Venereal Disease On the Channel Fleet, 1793-1815, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Wade Dudley, Thesis Director.

Baumer, David R. 1991 Fishing Vessels of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Industry, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Donald Parkerson and William Still, Thesis Co-Directors.

Bazzill, Dina 2007 The Missing Link Between Sail and Steam: Steambarges in the Joys of Door County, Wisconsin, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Brad Rodgers, Thesis Director.

Beard, David V. 1989 HMS Debraak: A Treasure Debunked, A Treasure Revealed, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. William Still, Thesis Director.

Belcher, Samuel 2002 Dr. William S. W. Ruschenberger and Medical Professionalism in the Early 19th Century American Navy, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. David Long, Thesis Director.

Bequette, Kathryn E. 1992 An Archaeological Reconnaissance of the Anchorage, Seawalls, and Shipwrecks within Oranje Bay, St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Gordon Watts, Thesis Director.

Beshears, Jemison R. 2001 The Monte Cristi Pipewreck: An Archaeological Assessment of the Hull Remains of a Seventeenth Century Merchant Vessel at Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Gordon Watts, Thesis Director.

Betz, Jacob M. 2004 A Tactical Reactionary: Andrew Furuseth and the 1915 La Follette Seamen's Act, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Henry Ferrell, Thesis Director.

Bisbee, Saxon 2012 "How a Vessel of This Magnitude Was Moved": A Comparative Analysis of Confederate Ironclad Steam Engines, Boilers, and Propulsion Systems, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Brad Rodgers, Thesis Director.

Blake, Samuel 2006 A comparative Study of the Effectiveness of German Submarine Warfare on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States in the World Wars, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Michael Palmer, Thesis Director.

Blair, William Danford 1999 "One Good Port": The Union Navy and Beaufort Harbor, NC, 1862-1865, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Carl Swanson, Thesis Director.

Bowdoin, Jeffrey 2012 Captain Godfrey Carden and the Coast Guard's Captain of the Port of New York in World War I, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. John Tilley, Thesis Director.

Bray, William J., Jr. 1975 The Career of the CSS Rappahanock, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. William Still, Thesis Director.

Brenckle, Matthew 2004 British and American Sailor Clothing, 1750 to 1815, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Bright, John 2012 The Last Ambush: An Adapted Battlefield Analysis of the U-576 Attack Upon Allied Convoy KS-520 Off Cape Hatteras During the Second World War, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Nathan Richards, Thesis Director.

Browning, Robert M. 1980 The Blockade of Wilmington, North Carolina: 1861-1865, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. William Still, Thesis Director.

Byrd, Darryl 1998 Piracy in the Ancient Mediterranean, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Anthony Papalas, Thesis Director.

Campbell, Peter 2009 The Development of Confederate Ship Construction: An Archaeological and Historical Investigation of Confederate Ironclads Neuse and Jackson, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Cantelas, Frank J. 1995 An Archaeological Investigation of the Steamboat Maple Leaf, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Capeci, Robert L. 1975 Operations of the United States Marine Corps in the Philippines Insurrection: 1899-1902, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. William Still, Thesis Director.

Carpenter, Jodi Lee 2007 Glimpsing Beneath the Waters: A Survey of Jamestown Island's Submerged Cultural Resources, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Cartellone, Christopher 2003 Trawlers to the Rescue: The Role of 'Minor War Vessels' in Securing the Eastern Sea Frontier, 1942, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Michael Palmer, Thesis Director.

Casserly, Tane 2005 CGS Canada: A Canadian Warship in the Florida Keys, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Timothy Runyan, Thesis Director. 

Freeland, Chelsea R. 2014 Modern Greece:  Values of a Civil War Blockade-Runner, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville.  Wade Dudley, Thesis Director.

Friday, Joseph 1988 A History of the Wreck of the USS Huron, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. William Still, Thesis Director.

Friedman, Adam 2008 The Legal Choice in a Cultural Landscape: An Explanatory Model Created from the Maritime and Terrestrial Archaeological Record of the Roanoke River, North Carolina, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Nathan Richards, Thesis Director.

Froning, Donald Jr. 2007 The Steam Schooner Cosmopolis/Hawaiian Steamer Kauai: The Mahukona Harbor Steamship Wreck, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenvillle. Brad Rodgers, Thesis Director.

Frye, Barry 1980 Privateers and Letters of Marque in North Carolina During the American Revolution, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. William Still, Thesis Director. Garrett, Veronica 2008 Of Maps and Monsters: Meaning in Cartographic Ornamentation, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville.

Goodall, Katherine 2001 The Burroughs Wreck: A Key to Eighteenth Century Ship Construction Techniques and the Life and Death of the Port of Edenton, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Brad Rodgers, Thesis Director.

Gottschamer, Amy L. R. 1995 Artifact Analysis for the Reader's Point Vessel: A Late Eighteenth Century Merchant Ship form St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Gordon Watts, Thesis Director.

Gray, Jeff 1998 Fueling the Fire: An Archaeological and Historical Investigation of Little Sturgeon, Wisconsin and the Claflin Point Wreck, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Brad Rodgers, Thesis Director.

Greeley, Joseph 1999 The Last of Her Line: The Steam Sternwheeler Portland of Portland, Oregon, An Anachronism in Time, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Brad Rodgers, Thesis Director.

Green, Catherine Fach 2003 Nineteenth Century North American Figureheads from the Mariners' Museum Collection, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Timothy Runyan, Thesis Director.

Green, Russell 2002 The Devereaux Cove Vessel and the Penobscot Expedition of 1779: Historical and Archaeological Interpretation of Vessel Remains at Devereaux Cove, Stockton Springs, Maine, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Groszkowski, Jeff 2007 Cod, Contracts, and Capital: New England's Motivations for Attacking Louisbourg in 1745, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Carl Swanson, Thesis Director.

Guitierrez, Joseph A., Jr. 1977 Confederate Naval Ordinance, 1861-1865, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. William Still, Thesis Director.

Haiduven, Richard 2003 Archaeological and Historical Assessment of the Troy Spring Wreck, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Hall, Wes 1992 An Underwater Archaeological Survey of Heron's Colonial Bridge Crossing Site Over the Northeast Cape Fear River Near Castle Hayne, North Carolina, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Gordon Watts, Thesis Director.

Hammack, Stephen A. 2007 The Scots-Irish: Scottish Origins, Irish Experiences, and American Dreams, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Carl Swanson, Thesis Director.

Harris, Lynn 1988 A Preliminary Investigation of the Seaport, Table Bay and Shipwrecks in the Vicinity of Cape Town, South Africa, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. William Still, Thesis Director.

Harris, Margaret 2002 The History of the 1880-1891 Marshall/Firehole Hotel, Yellowstone National Park and Conservation Methods for Artifacts from a Thermal Riverine Environment, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Harris, Ryan 2006 Chalupa No. 2: A Comparative Study of 16th Century Basque Whaleboat Construction from Examples Excavated at Red Bay, Labrador, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Brad Rodgers, Thesis Director.

Hatch, Heather 2006 Arrrchaeology: Investigating Piracy in the Archaeological Records, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Charles Ewen, Thesis Director.

Hayman, Jeanette 2011 Heritage at Risk? An Assessment of Environmental Factors in Archaeological Site Damage in Albemarle Sound, North Carolina, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Nathan Richards, Thesis Director.

Herron, Richard D. 1984 Chesapeake Bay Privateering During the American Revolution: The Patriots, the Loyalists, and the British, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. William Still, Thesis Director.

Hicks, Theresa 2012 Wharves, The Keystone of Plantation Wealth? Case Studies, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lynn Harris, Thesis Director.

Holcombe, Robert A. 1993 The Evolution of Ironclad Design, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. William Still, Thesis Director.

Otte, Jana Lynn 2014 Crossing the Line:  A Look at the Symbols of the Ritual Throughout Time, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville.  David Stewart, Thesis Director.

Overfield, Michael 2002 Search for Adventure, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Paling, Jason 2003 A History of Whaling in Bermuda, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Pecoraro, Tiffany 2007 Great Lakes Ship Traps and Salvage: a Regional Analysis of an Archaeological Phenomenon, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Nathan Richards, Thesis Director.

Pecorelli, Harry 2003 Archaeological Investigation of the B & B Wreck (38B1672): An Eighteenth Century Plantation-Built Vessel Charleston, South Carolina, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Peebles, Martin 1996 CSS Raleigh: The History and Archaeology of a Civil War Ironclad in the Cape Fear River, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Gordon Watts, Thesis Director.

Piero, Jacqueline 2004 Site Formation Processes Acting on Ferrous Hulled Shipwrecks, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Annalies Corbin, Thesis Director.

Pietruszka, Andrew T. 2005 Maps, Manuscripts, and Survey Middle Range Theory and the Bath Creek Submerged Cultural Resource Survey, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Plakos, Michael J. 2003 Sunk at the Head of the Bay: An Historical and Archaeological Investigation of a Possible Packet Vessel in the Elk River, Maryland, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Post, Larkin 2007 An Archaeological Investigation of the S. S. Polias: A Prototype of the World War I Concrete Ship Program, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Brad Rodgers, Thesis Director.

Post, Sarah Milstead 2007 Defining Her Kind: An Historical and Archaeological Investigation of the Composite Built Gunvessel HMS Ready, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Brad Rodgers, Thesis Director.

Poupore, Darren L. 2004 William F. Halsey and the Exercise of Command: The Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 October 1942, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Michael Palmer, Thesis Director.

Prados, Edward F. 1993 The Development of Arabian Shipping and Commerce in Classical Antiquity, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Anthony Papalas, Thesis Director.

Price, Franklin 2006 Conflict and Commerce: Maritime Archaeological Site Distribution as Cultural Change on the Roanoke River, North Carolina, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Nathan Richards, Thesis Director.

Ratcliffe, John 2012 The Casks of Vasa, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. David Stewart, Thesis Director.

Ray, Eric 2010 Fire in the Hold: Construction and Use of the 1628 Swedish Warship Vasa's Galley, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. David Stewart, Thesis Director.

Reedy, Robert 1987 Historical and Archaeological Investigations Concerning a Revolutionary War Vessel Burnt in Beaufort, N.C. in 1778, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. William Still, Thesis Director.

Reid Phillip 1998 The German Barque Peking: History, Restoration and Interpretation of a Cape Horn Sailing Ship, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Timothy Runyan, Thesis Director.

Rissel, Valerie 2012 The Weeping Monument: A Pre and Post Depositional Site Formation Study of the USS Arizona, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Brad Rodgers, Thesis Director.

Robie, William A., Jr. 1993 For the Greatest Achievement: A History of the Aero Club of America and the National Aeronautic Association, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. William Still, Thesis Director.

Robinson, Todd 2007 Subject to the Power of the Infernall Spiritt: Puritans, Privateers, and the Genesis of Buccaneers, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Carl Swanson, Thesis Director.

Rodgers, Bradley A. 1985 The Iron Sentinel: USS Michigan 1844-1949, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. William Still, Thesis Director.

Rogers, Jason S. 2004 Logboats of the Moravian Gate: Monoxyl Dugout Vessels from Central Europe, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Ronca, Filippo P. 2006 The Historical and Archaeological Investigation of the Selah Chamberlain A Nineteenth-Century Great Lakes Bulk Carrier, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Brad Rodgers, Thesis Director.

Russell, Matthew 1996 An Historical and Archaeological Investigation of Three Beached Shipwreck Scatters at Channel Islands National Park, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Brad Rodgers, Thesis Director.

Schaefer, John 1994 A Long and Slow Martyrdom: The Jesuit Role in the Huran Country, 1632-1650, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Schmidt, James S. 1991 Naval Operations of the Potomac Flotilla, 1861-1865, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Donald Parkerson, Thesis Director.

Schneller, Robert J., Jr. 1986 The Development of Dahlgren's Heavy Cast-Iron Smooth-Bores and Their Adoption by the Navy, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. William Still, Thesis Director.

Schnitzer, Laura Kate 2012 Aprons of Lead: Examination of an Artifact Assemblage From the Queen Anne's Revenge Shipwreck Site, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Scott, Ralph Lee 1979 Welding the Sinews of War: A History of the North Carolina Shipbuilding Corporation, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville.

Seeb, Sami 2007 Cape Fear's Forgotten Fleet: The Eagle's Island Ships' Graveyard, Wilmington, North Carolina, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Nathan Richards, Thesis Director.

Siegel, Benjamin 2011 The Effects of British Imperial Culture on the Colonial Maritime Landscape of Bluefields Bay, Jamaica, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. David Stewart, Thesis Director.

Simonds, Lucas S. 2014 A Determination Worthy of a Better Cause:  Naval Action at the Battle of Roanoke Island 7 February 1862, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville.  Nathan Richards, Thesis Director.

Sloan, Thomas H. 1971 Inland Steam Navigation in North Carolina 1818-1900, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Charles L. Price, Thesis Director.

Smith, Joshua 1997 Sentinels of the Republic: Customs Collectors in the District of Maine 1789-1820, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Michael Palmer, Thesis Director.

Smith, Lindsay 2010 At the Crossroads: Maritime Systems in Transition and the Elizabeth City Ships' Graveyard, North Carolina, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Nathan Richards, Thesis Director.

Snyder, Jon Travis 2006 Washington, North Carolina's 19th Century Coasting Trade and the Historical and Archaeological Investigation of the Schooner Star, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Southerly, Kathy 2006 Landscapes in Transition: Redbanks Landing on the Tar River, Greenville, North Carolina, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Nathan Richards, Thesis Director.

Southerly, James Christopher Welliver 2003 Cedar on the Reef: Archaeological and Historical Assessments of the Eighteenth-Century Bermuda Sloop, Exemplified by the Wreck on the Hunter Galley, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Bradley Rodgers, Thesis Director.

Spirek, James D. 1993 The USS Southfield: An Historical and Archaeological Investigation of a Converted Gunboat, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Gordon Watts, Thesis Director.

Steinmetz, Joyce 2010 Examining Mid-Atlantic Ocean Shipwreck and Commercial Fish Trawling & Dredging, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Terrell, Bruce G. 1988 The James River Bateau: Tobacco Transport in Upland Virginia, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. William Still, Thesis Director.

Therson, Bradley D. 1982 Origins and Early Development of the North Carolina Division of Commercial Fisheries, 1822-1925, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. William Still, Thesis Director.

Thiesen, William H. 1993 Policy, Technology, and Change: The ABCD Warship Program and the Transformation of American Naval Policy in the 1880s, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. William Still, Thesis Director.

Thompson, Matthew 2010 The Bohemian Girl Project: A Steam Launch Study, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Tubby, Ray 2000 Historical and Archaeological Investigation of the 1750 Spanish Plate Fleet Vessel El Salvador, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Gordon Watts, Thesis Director.

Turner, Alex 1999 An Historical and Archaeological Investigation of the Scuppernong: A Mid-Nineteenth Century Centerboard Schooner, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Gordon Watts, Thesis Director.

Tyndall, Kenneth 1988 To Arm or Disarm? The 1929 Cruiser Bill and the Big Navy/Small Navy Debate, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Henry Ferrell, Thesis Director.

Valvano, Christopher F. 2007 Missouri Workhorse: The Boats, Business, and Backs of St. Charles, Missouri, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Van Tilburg, Hans 1994 The Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology of China in Southeast Asia: Song to Early Ming Dynasties (960-1435), M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Wagner, John 2010 Waves of Carnage: A Historical, Archaeological and Geographical Study of the World War II Battle of the Atlantic in North Carolina Waters, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Nathan Richards, Thesis Director.

Warren, Daniel 1998 S.S. Monumental City: An Historical and Archaeological Survey of the First Transpacific Screw Steamship, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Gordon Watts, Thesis Director.

Waters, Sarah 1999 The Historical and Archaeological Investigation of the Loss of a Nineteenth Century French Frigate, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Gordon Watts, Thesis Director.

Watson, Phyllis A. 1971 John Humphrey Small and the Development of the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway 1899-1921, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. William Still, Thesis Director.

Watts, Gordon P. 1975 Monitor of a New Iron Age: The Construction of the USS Monitor, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. William Still, Thesis Director.

Watts, Jenna 2000 Archaeological Investigation of the Workboat Widgeon: A Possible Chesapeake Bay Schooner, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Weir, Andrew 2007 A Historical and Archaeological Analysis of the Middle Island Life-Saving Station: Applying Site Formation Theory to Coastal Maritime Infrastructure Sites, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Brad Rodgers, Thesis Director.

West, W. Wilson 1985 The USS Tecumseh, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. William Still, Thesis Director.

Westrick, Robert F. 2002 The USS Peterhoff: An Historical and Archaeological Investigation of a Civil War Shipwreck, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Donald Parkerson and Gordon Watts, Co-Thesis Directors.

Whipple, David 1992 The Shipping Act of 1916, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Henry Ferrell, Thesis Director.

White, Heather M. 2004 Chowan's Best: Women, Labor, and Change in the Bertie County Herring Industry, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Karen Zipf, Thesis Director.

Whitesides, Scott 2003 Spatial Patterning Aboard the Millecoquins Wreck: Interpreting Ship Board Life and Functional Use of an Early 19th Century Great Lakes Sailing Vessel, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Whitfield, Elizabeth H. 2005 Pushing the Paradigm: The Devotional Medals of El Buen Consejo in a Historical and Archaeological Context, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Brad Rodgers, Thesis Director.

Williams, Kimberly 2000 The Development of Alexandria's Maritime Economy and Ptolemaic Naval Policy, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Anthony Papalas, Thesis Director.

Williams, Stephen 2004 Development of the Trieme and Naval Warfare: Alalia to Salamis, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Timothy Runyan, Thesis Director.

Wolfe, Sarah 2001 Historical and Cultural Study of Anglo-American Naval Edged Weapons - 1797-1815, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Lawrence Babits, Thesis Director.

Workman, Stephen 2002 Political Generals, Gunboat Commanders, and Army-Navy Joint Operations in Coastal and Inland Eastern North Carolina, 1861-1865: Interservice Rivalry or Cooperation?, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. David Long, Thesis Director.

Wyllie, Elizabeth 2012 Defining Eastern North Carolina Upriver Steamboats Through Tar River Archaeology and History, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville. Brad Rodgers, Thesis Director.

York, Wilson 2007 Merchants, Marauders, and Empire in the English West Indies, 1624-1688, M.A. thesis, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville.