“Shipwrecks/2015″was held on Saturday, May 2, 2015. We had approximately 400 people in attendance. For 2015, we had 109 door prizes donated ($5000.00 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 $973.71 was raised for the project and three prizes of $523.75/ $314.25 / $209.50 given out.
Our thanks to the FEURU and all those individuals for their contributions to the Mooring Project.
A selection of eight full length multi-media presentations by internationally renowned speakers.
Our Master of Ceremonies Ric Mixter will also draw on his unique story-telling gifts to intersperse and showcase snippets of his favourite shipwreck stories throughout the day.
Between our primary presentations, we are pleased to present a number of 5 minute “shorts”, highlighting new discoveries.
|Master of Ceremonies & Story Teller||Ric Mixter|
|Shipwrecks of Michigan's Upper Peninsula||Geoff Barker & Linda Preston|
|Doomed for Disaster|
Loss of the schooner William Young
|Survivors: The Great Storm of 1913||Walter Lewis|
|Railroaded - The Wreck of the Schooner Plymouth||Kevin Magee|
|The Discovery of HMS Erebus||Jonathan Moore|
|Environmental Time Bomb. The USAT Brig. Gen. Zalinski.||Brian Nadwidny|
|H. L. Hunley, The World’s First Successful Attack Submarine||Ralph Wilbanks|