Saint Croix Island International Historic Site

Across from Saint Croix Island International Historic Site, where Europeans first made their presence known in North America during the winter of 1604-05, sit the partially submerged remains of an early 20th century industrial site: the Red Beach Wharf. At its height in the early 1900’s, the Red Beach Industrial Port is estimated to have employed over 400 individuals in both the granite and plaster trades served by the wharf. But all was lost in 1926, when a major fire devastated the area.

Today, all that’s left are timbers of the collapsed wharf, yet they tell an important story nonetheless. So when the National Parks Service that manages the site decided they wanted an accurate 3d laser scan of the remaining timbers, they wasted no time in calling Feldman. In rapid response, we were on site working around tidal conditions that altered by as much as 20 feet twice daily!

For Feldman, it was just another opportunity to get it right from the ground up… even if that meant working at drastically changing sea levels.

HMS Somerset

After rescuing British troops in the aftermath of the Battles of Concord and Lexington, the fate of the British Man-of-War HMS Somerset later changed when she was driven ashore and sunk in stormy Cape Cod waters on November 2, 1778.

Then in 2010, when the same waters gouged out the shoreline in a vicious storm, it was Feldman that responded in rapid fashion to the National Parks Services’ request to gather as much data and control points as possible of the historic site before the partially exposed wreck was covered once again.

So when history is on the line, Feldman is just a call away.

Charles W. Morgan

Now proudly berthed at Mystic Seaport as a floating museum, the Charles W. Morgan is the last American wooden whaling vessel afloat. Only the USS Constitution has a longer history of service.

But back in 2008, after a century and a half of exposure to the elements—including gravel beaching—the Morgan’s last remaining original timbers from 1841 were in sore need of repair.

Eventually, the nation’s oldest commercial ship came in for a major rehaul, but her original plans were nowhere to be found. Fortunately, the trained crew from Feldman was proud to carry out 3d laser scanning in nine successive phases in order to capture the entire restoration project from original conditions to the final instillation of new timbers.

Make conserving, documenting, and educating a success: get Feldman aboard your next project.

Longfellow House, Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site

The house that served as home to Henry Longfellow and headquarters for George Washington throughout the Siege of Boston was also the site where members of Feldman helped train students and National Parks Service staff on the finer points of using 3d laser scanning and ground penetrating radar, as well as how to integrate the two in three dimensions.