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2017 Shipwrecks

Kimberly Monk – Shipwrecks 2017

Kimberly Monk is a research fellow and lecturer in maritime archaeology at the University of Bristol (UK).  Originally from Toronto, she worked with Save Ontario Shipwrecks whilst an undergraduate at Western University. She later received a Master’s degree in Maritime Studies at East Carolina University and completed a PhD in Maritime Archaeology at the University of Bristol.  …

2017 Shipwrecks

David Trotter – Shipwrecks 2017

David Trotter has been involved in Great Lakes shipwreck searching, diving, exploration, and documenting new discoveries for 35+ Years. In solving “History’s Mysteries” he has made significant contributions to the history of our Great Lakes and provided new exploration opportunities for sport and technical divers to enjoy. His Discoveries have been featured on the Discovery Channel, …

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1997 Shipwrecks

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.

1997 ShipwrecksCris Kohl

Cris Kohl – Shipwrecks 1997

Cris Kohl, one of our most popular speakers, has returned for his third year with SHIPWRECKS. Cris, a long time resident of the central Great Lakes region, has been a very active and avid scuba diver since 1974. He has written several books on diving in Ontario, including Dive Southwestern Ontario; Shipwreck Tales: The St. Clair River (to …

1997 Shipwrecks

Jim & Pat Sayer OUT OF THE BLUE PRODUCTIONS – Shipwrecks 1997

Out of the Blue Productions is really three people, Jim & Pat Sayer and Tim Juhl. Since 1987, the trio has been working together to locate and produce documentaries on shipwrecks, primarily in the Great Lakes. They started out shooting 35 mm slides and have graduated to using digital video cameras and state-of-the-art computer based editing equipment. Educators …

1997 ShipwrecksFREDERICK STONEHOUSE – Shipwrecks 1997


Frederick Stonehouse has authored eleven books on Great Lakes history, with a twelfth due out in the summer of 1997. He is a frequent lecturer on diving, shipwreck exploration and maritime research, with major presentations given at “Our World Underwater” in Chicago and “Underwater Canada” in Toronto. Among many other accomplishments, he has served as project director …

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1996 Shipwrecks

THE LUSITANIA & TITANIC HIGHLIGHT SHIPWRECKS/96 The second annual symposium on Shipwrecks, organized by the Niagara Divers’ Association, a Niagara-based dive club of about 50 members, was held on Saturday, March 2, 1996 in St. Catharines, Ontario. The one-day event attracted an audience of 365, who came to listen to presentations on Shipwrecks, ranging from recreational through …

1996 Shipwrecks

Gary Gentile Shipwrecks 1996

Gary Gentile started his diving career in 1970. Since then he has made more than 1000 decompression dives, over 100 of them on the Andrea Doria. He has specialized in the fields of wreck diving and shipwreck research, concentrating his efforts on wrecks along the East Coast, from Canada to Key West, and the Great Lakes. He has published …

1996 ShipwrecksMarc Beaudry – Shipwrecks 1996

Marc Beaudry – Shipwrecks 1996

Marc Beaudry has been diving since 1976 and holds ratings of Divemaster, Full Cave and Trimix. His passion for underwater video photography has taken him to locations in the Caribbean, Mexican cenotes, Florida fresh water caves and Great Lakes wrecks. Marc has documented the Frontenac in her still virgin state: intact hull and deck, cabin and wheelhouse …

1996 Shipwrecks

Steve Blasco – Shipwrecks 1996

Steve Blasco received his Honours Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Engineering Geophysics from Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario and for the past 18 years has been employed as a marine engineering geophysicist with the Geological Survey of Canada, at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. His research focuses on marine environmental and engineering geology studies. Seafloor and …

1996 ShipwrecksReg Creighton – Shipwrecks 1996

Reg Creighton – Shipwrecks 1996

Reg Creighton is the current National Director and Director of Training for IANTD Canada. He is also one of the current leaders for the Transpac 95 Expedition, as well as technical diving in Canada. Reg is a fully certified commercial diver, hyperbaric chamber operator, hyperbarics instructor and instructor trainer/trainer for all levels (except Cave) within the IANTD organization.  Transpac 95 Reg Creighton will …