Shipwrecks/2002 was held Saturday, April 13, 2002 in the same Welland location.

The eight annual symposium on Shipwrecks, organized by the Niagara Divers’ Association, was held on Saturday, April 13, 2002 in Welland, Ontario. The one-day event featured seven primary and several short multi-media presentations on shipwrecks, ranging from recreational through to technical requirements, as well as expanding the history of a number of Great Lakes shipwrecks. Approximately 450 divers and marine history buffs were in attendance.

This year we were very excited to have 7 primary multimedia presentations.

For 2002, we again introduced several new local presenters with a number of 5 minute shorts between the primary presentations.

Master of CeremoniesJoyce Hayward
Michigan’s Alger Underwater PreserveGeoff Barker & David Mekker
Safety First: Lessons from "The Last Dive"Bernie Chowdhury
The Guns and Armor of Scapa FlowThomas Easop
The Discovery of the HMS Breadalbane, Lost In The Arctic 1853Garry Kozak
The Wexford...A Victim of the Great Storm of 1913Jim & Pat Stayer

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