The Shipwreck Preservation Society of Newfoundland & Labrador and the town of Conception Harbour invite all shipwreck enthusiasts and wreck divers to
Conception Harbour whaling shipwreck dive & BBQ
SPSNL and the town of Conception Harbour will unveil a new storyboard about the history of the three whaling shipwrecks, and highlights for divers to see on the wrecks. So come out for a wreck dive and a hamburger to celebrate the successful conclusion of SPSNL's first community-based shipwreck project. Check out the improvements to the dive site, with an enlarged parking area, picnic tables and a fire pit. The nearby pleasure boat wharf has also been upgraded with a new slipway and floating dock.
Saturday, July 18, 2015 — 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Conception Harbour, NL
Free and everyone is welcome
The Shipwreck Preservation Society of Newfoundland & Labrador presents
German Navy Shipwrecks at Scapa Flow, Scotland
a presentation by Norman Turner
At the end of World War I, the German High Seas Fleet was interned by the Allies at Scapa Flow, Scotland. In July 1919, 74 German warships were scuttled on the orders of their Admiral. While many ships were later salvaged, 3 German battleships and 4 cruisers remain on the bottom for divers to explore and enjoy. Hear about the greatest “maritime suicide” of all time and the birth of modern salvage operations that followed. See video of some of the best diving on naval shipwrecks in the world. In addition to the German Fleet, hear about some of the most famous naval losses in the history of the British Royal Navy, such as HMS Royal Oak, Vanguard and Hampshire.
SPSNL will announce activities for 2015 after the presentation. Find out about our plans for shipwreck workshops, courses and diving.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 — 7:00 pm
Activity Room, A.C. Hunter Public Library
Arts & Culture Centre, St. John’s
Free and everyone is welcome
CBC TV's Land & Sea episode entitled Stories of the Deep features SPSNL's underwater archaeology project at Conception Harbour in 2013. Interviews include SPSNL president Neil Burgess and maritime archaeologist Ken Keeping. There is another segment on the Bell Island shipwrecks and Ocean Quest Adventures. The last segment features Ken Keeping and his seafloor survey vessel.
Many thanks to Jane Adey and the Land & Sea crew for this wonderful program!
You can watch it online by clicking on the photo below:
The SPSNL Board is pleased to announce the following upcoming events for 2014:
|The Wreck of the SS Florizel||Admiralty House Museum||Fri, March 28 at 7:30pm|
|Annual General Meeting||B-24 Bomber Wreck in Gander Lake||Thurs, May 15 at 7pm|
|NAS Introduction course||Underwater archaeology training||Sat, May 17|
|Conception Harbour||Tour of the whaling wrecks & schooner||Sun, June 29|
|NAS Part 1 course||Underwater archaeology training||August 23 & 24, 2014|
|Trinity||Diving the Marvid, Speedwell & Fenmore||Aug 30-31 & Sept 1|
More events will be added shortly.