Shipwreck Preservation Society

of Newfoundland & Labrador

Welcome to ShipwrecksNL.ca

The Shipwreck Preservation Society of Newfoundland & Labrador (SPSNL) welcomes anyone who is curious about shipwrecks in our province. What are your interests:

  • diving on shipwrecks?
  • researching the history of shipwrecks?
  • exploring for shipwrecks?
  • identifying and documenting new shipwrecks?
  • surveying and mapping known shipwrecks?
  • photographing and videoing wrecks?
  • protecting shipwrecks?
  • promoting shipwrecks as tourist attractions?
  • learning more about the nautical history of our province?

But the SPSNL does not welcome anyone who wants to remove artifacts illegally from shipwrecks!

 

The Shipwreck Preservation Society of Newfoundland & Labrador Inc. is a registered Canadian charity

Memory Mug Up: Bell Island

SPSNL is helping organize an event for sharing stories about the U-boat attacks and sinkings at Bell Island in 1942. It is happening at the Bell Island Community Museum on Friday, July 20.

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Bell Island Shipwreck Exhibit

SPSNL is partnering with the Bell Island Heritage Society to create a new online museum exhibit on the Bell Island Shipwrecks. SPSNL members will carry out the historical research, and will gather old photos, eyewitness accounts and video of the sinkings and the shipwrecks today. The new website will be launched as a Community Story on the Virtual Museum of Canada in 2019.

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