“Shipwrecks/2013″was held on Saturday, April 6, 2013. We had approximately 470 people in attendance. For 2013, we had 166 door prizes donated ($9000.00 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 $1,176.21 was raised for the project and three prizes of $625.00 / $375.00 / $250.00 given out.
An additional $120.00 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.
For our nineteenth 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|
|The Battle of Lake Erie||Gerry Altoff|
|Tragedy Strikes in Seven Minutes ‘Loss of the Steamer Fred McBrier’||Tony Gramer|
|HMS Ontario||Jim Kennard|
|"Shipwreck Tales of Chicago"||Cris Kohl and Joan Forsberg|
|Pirates of the East Coast||Robert Osborne|
|Tuskegee Airacobra Down||Jim & Pat Stayer|
|Vanishing Points||David Trotter|
|Long Point and Its Shipwrecks||John Veber|