THE LUSITANIA & TITANIC HIGHLIGHT SHIPWRECKS/96
The third annual symposium on Shipwrecks, organized by the Niagara Divers’ Association, a Niagara-based dive club of about 50 members, was held on Saturday, March 1, 1997 in Welland, Ontario. The one-day event attracted an audience of over 400, who came to listen to presentations on Shipwrecks ranging from recreational through to technical requirements, as well as expanding the history of a number of Great Lakes shipwrecks.
|S.S. DANIEL J. MORRELL REMEMBERED Part 1||Cris Kohl|
|S.S. DANIEL J. MORRELL REMEMBERED Part 2||Jim & Pat Sayer OUT OF THE BLUE PRODUCTIONS 1997|
|S.S. DANIEL J. MORRELL REMEMBERED Part 3||Dennis Hale|
|THE EDMUND FITZGERALD||FREDERICK STONEHOUSE|
|DIVING THE EDMUND FITZGERALD||Terrence Tysall|
|A COLD DARK HART||MATT TURCHI & DARRYL ERTEL|
|TREACHEROUS WATERS: KINGSTON'S SHIPWRECKS||Cris Kohl|
|DIVING THE NIAGARA PENINSULA||DAVID GILCHRIST|
Cris Kohl (Chatham, Ontario) once again opened and closed the show with his presentations History of the Daniel J. Morrell and Treacherous Waters: Kingston’s Shipwrecks.
Out of the Blue Productions (Lexington, Michigan) presented The Morrell Today. The Morrell’s Sole Survivor, Dennis Hale (Dayton, Ohio) told of his 38 hour ordeal aboard a life raft wearing only a peacoat and underwear during one of Lake Huron’s worst November Storms.
Local Fort Erie diver Sandy Lapere introduced presentations by Frederick Stonehouse (Flushing, Michigan) and Terrence Tysall (Orlando, Florida) on The History Of and Diving the Edmund Fitzgerald by performing Gordon Lightfoot’s now famous song. The story of the Judge Hart was told by Matt Turchi and Darryl Ertel (Flint, Michigan) in their video A Cold Dark Hart. NDA member David Gilchrist (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario) gave an overview of Diving the Niagara Peninsula and Marc Beaudry (Maple, Ontario) also an NDA member, premiered his new video Diving the Lakes – A Video Sampling.
A hot lunch and refreshments, along with door prizes donated by Ed’s Pro Dive of St. Catharines, Sherwood Scuba of Lockport NY, and Divers’ Den of Tobermory, were some of the extras enjoyed by attendees. Speakers freely mingled and were available for discussion, book signing and video sales throughout the day and into the evening.