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.


Bell Island Shipwreck Project

SPSNL is supporting the Bell Island Shipwreck Project in partnership with Daniel Rees, Rebecca Smith and Ken Keeping. The first round of survey dives on the PLM-27, Lord Strathcona and Saganaga were completed in early August. More survey dives are planned for this fall. Check the SPSNL Facebook group for details.

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