“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 Ceremonies||Tom Wilson|
|Shooting in Challenging Environments||Jill Heinerth|
|Ben's Vortex||Jill Heinerth|
|Exploring Canada's Great Lakes Shipwrecks!||Jill Heinerth|
|The Battle of Bell Island||Robert Osborne|
|Lake Michigan's Western Shore||Jack Papes|
|"Who is Mike Fletcher?"||Mike Fletcher|
|"The Sultan: Cleveland's Grindstone Wreck"||David VanZandt|
|Tiller Steered Virgin Shipwreck||Georgann & Mike Wachter|