Shipwreck Preservation Society

of Newfoundland & Labrador

The Mission of SPSNL is to advance the awareness, documentation and stewardship of shipwrecks throughout our province.


The Objectives of SPSNL are to:

  • promote the study, documentation and appreciation of Newfoundland & Labrador shipwrecks, and training in the historical, archaeological and diving methods needed to achieve this goal;
  • promote the preservation of provincial shipwrecks through diver education and wreck protection activities; and
  • promote a public awareness of shipwrecks and the importance of our nautical heritage to the history of Newfoundland & Labrador, in partnership with local communities and cultural heritage organizations.


All SPSNL initiatives are founded on values of fellowship, inclusion and respect.


Shipwreck Oral History Workshop

SPSNL is offering a workshop on collecting oral history on shipwrecks on 24 & 25 June 2017. Information and registration forms are now available!

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