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Shipwrecks 2009

Shipwrecks/2009 was held Saturday, April 4, 2009.  We had approximately 490 people in attendance.  For 2009, we had 109 door prizes ($10,600.00 value) which are now listed on the web site along with the contributors and winners’ names. The Fort Erie Underwater Recovery Unit once again held a 50/50 draw with proceeds going to the …

2009 Shipwrecks

Bob Clarke, P. Eng., PMP – Shipwrecks 2009

Bob’s activity in the marine industry spans over 25 years and  includes commercial diving, Atmospheric Diving Suits (ADS) and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) operations. Operational and management pursuits have resulted in international projects over the years, including winters in Finland, summers in the tropics and ROV operations in the Andes mountains. Bob is presently a …

2009 Shipwrecks

Jonathan Moore, B.A., M. Phil. – Shipwrecks 2009

Jonathan is an underwater archaeologist with Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Service, based in Ottawa, Canada. His research interests and publications include shipwrecks from the War of 1812 and the effects of zebra and quagga mussels on historic shipwrecks.  For over ten years he has conducted archaeological and historical research on the Hamilton & Scourge, and serves as a …

2009 Shipwrecks

Chris Phinney / Bryan Thomas – Shipwrecks 2009

Chris Phinney, Project Director and Bryan Thomas, Dive Coordinator for Liquid Archaeology will present the history, identification and diving of the wreck Southern Trail. The Liquid Archaeology Survey team has been working on the wreck of the Southern Trail for over 5 years.  Chris is an IT analyst and amateur archaeologist working towards anarchaeology degree at McMaster University in Hamilton, …

2009 Shipwrecks

Georgann & Mike Wachter / Jim Wilson – Shipwrecks 2009

Authors of the recently released Erie Wrecks and Lights, Mike and Georgann are well known for their other two books, Erie Wrecks East and Erie Wrecks West. They have been diving around the world since the early 1970’s.  However, nowhere else in the world have they discovered the kind of pristine and perfectly preserved shipwrecks that lie in the fresh …