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 CeremoniesTom Wilson
Five Levels of Diving"Tom Wilson
Technology Finds History in the Great LakesBob Clarke, P. Eng., PMP
The Shipwrecks of the Straits of MackinacVlada Dekina
The Wrecks of Truk Lagoon Warren Lo
The R.H. Rae Sesquicentennial 150 Years of HistoryDurrell Martin / David Mekker
The Hamilton & Scourge: An Archaeological PerspectiveJonathan Moore, B.A., M. Phil.
The Motor Yacht Southern TrailChris Phinney / Bryan Thomas
Shipwreck Survivor – The sinking of the Carol Sue IIGeorgann & Mike Wachter / Jim Wilson

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