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 Lake Erie (Eastern Basin) Mooring Project. A total of $1100.00 was raised for the project and three prizes of $550.00 / $330.00 / $220.00 given out. Our thanks to the FEURU for their contribution and effort.
Speakers & Presentations
For our fifteenth annual Shipwrecks Symposium, the Niagara Divers’ Association was very pleased to present:
A selection of nine full length multi-media presentations by internationally renowned speakers.
Between our primary presentations, we were pleased to introduce several new presenters with a number of 5 minute “shorts”, highlighting new discoveries.
|Master of Ceremonies||Tom Wilson|
|Five Levels of Diving"||Tom Wilson|
|Technology Finds History in the Great Lakes||Bob Clarke, P. Eng., PMP|
|The Shipwrecks of the Straits of Mackinac||Vlada Dekina|
|The Wrecks of Truk Lagoon||Warren Lo|
|The R.H. Rae Sesquicentennial 150 Years of History||Durrell Martin / David Mekker|
|The Hamilton & Scourge: An Archaeological Perspective||Jonathan Moore, B.A., M. Phil.|
|The Motor Yacht Southern Trail||Chris Phinney / Bryan Thomas|
|MINNEDOSA: FINAL REPORT - 30 YEARS IN THE MAKING||David Trotter|
|Shipwreck Survivor – The sinking of the Carol Sue II||Georgann & Mike Wachter / Jim Wilson|