“Shipwrecks/2012″was held on Saturday, March 31, 2012. We had approximately 550 people in attendance. For 2012, we had 138 door prizes donated ($8486.00 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 $861.00 was raised for the project and three prizes of $430.50 / $258.30 / $172.20 given out. 

An additional $240 was raised through the sale of “Woame Posters” which were donated by Les Pullen.

Our thanks to the FEURU and Les for their contributions to the Mooring Project.

Important Notice – Program Change

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Dave Trotter will be unable to attend and Mike Fletcher has been added to the Speaker/Presentation list.

Speakers & Presentations

For our eighteenth annual Shipwrecks Symposium, the Niagara Divers’ Association is very pleased to present:

A selection of eight full length multi-media presentations by internationally renowned speakers.


Between our primary presentations, we are pleased to introduce several new presenters with a number of 5 minute “shorts”, highlighting new discoveries.

Master of CeremoniesTom Wilson
Shooting in Challenging EnvironmentsJill Heinerth
Ben's VortexJill Heinerth
Exploring Canada's Great Lakes Shipwrecks!Jill Heinerth
The Battle of Bell IslandRobert Osborne
Lake Michigan's Western ShoreJack Papes
"Who is Mike Fletcher?"Mike Fletcher
"The Sultan: Cleveland's Grindstone Wreck"David VanZandt
Tiller Steered Virgin ShipwreckGeorgann & Mike Wachter

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