Shipwreck Preservation Society

of Newfoundland & Labrador

Sapphire artifactsSPSNL offered a special shipwreck artifact workshop at The Rooms on Wednesday, March 5. The workshop included a behind-the-scenes tour of the collection of shipwreck artifacts from HMS Sapphire in Bay Bulls, the Speedwell in Trinity and the astrolabe wreck in Isle aux Morts. We also learned about the conservation methods used for underwater artifacts.

Thanks to Elaine Anton, the collections manager at The Rooms who provided a wonderful introduction to their shipwreck artifact collection.



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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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