Shipwreck Preservation Society

of Newfoundland & Labrador

The Shipwreck Preservation Society of Newfoundland & Labrador is working with the Bell Island Heritage Society to present

Memory Mug Up: Bell Island U-boat Attacks & Sinkings

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The two German U-boat attacks in the fall of 1942 sank four ore ships off Bell Island and left 70 sailors dead. Do you have memories or family stories you can share of the attacks or the sinkings? Or of the care of the survivors or the funerals for the dead? If so, then we would like to invite you to a Memory Mug Up at the Bell Island Community Museum on Friday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m.

The Memory Mug Up is an informal story-sharing session, where people gather, have a cup of tea, and share memories. The goal of the program is to help participants (especially seniors) share and preserve their stories. Join Folklorist Dale Jarvis of the NL Heritage Foundation and members of the Bell Island Heritage Society for an evening of memories.

This event is part of a larger project which the Shipwreck Preservation Society of Newfoundland & Labrador is working on with the Bell Island Heritage Society, to create a new virtual museum exhibit online on the WWII sinkings and how they affected Bell Islanders.

Friday, July 20 - 7:00 pm
Bell Island Community Museum, Wabana

All welcome

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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