Shipwreck Preservation Society

of Newfoundland & Labrador

The Shipwreck Preservation Society of Newfoundland & Labrador presented

Workshop on Artifacts from the "Astrolabe" Shipwreck in Isle aux Morts

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In the mid-1600s a wooden sailing ship was lost on the rocks at Isle aux Morts, Newfoundland. In 1981 diver Wayne Mushrow discovered the first of two astrolabes on this shipwreck. In 1983 the Newfoundland Marine Archaeology Society recovered more artifacts from this wreck. These artifacts are now stored at The Rooms. Workshop participants will examine these artifacts along with replicas of the two astrolabes found by Mr. Mushrow. Professors Catherine Losiers and Barry Gaulton from MUN Archaeology will share their insights on the artifacts and new research findings from archaeologists at the Université de Montréal.

This workshop provides great preparation for SPSNL's dive trip to re-survey the "Astrolabe" shipwreck with August, 2017.

Saturday, June 3, 2017 — 1:00 pm
The Rooms Provincial Museum
9 Bonaventure Ave., St. John’s

$5 for SPSNL members; $10 for non-members



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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