Shipwreck Preservation Society

of Newfoundland & Labrador

SPSNL hosted a presentation on the Wreck of the SS Florizel at the Admiralty House Museum in Mount Pearl at 7:30pm on Friday, March 28. This famous vessel went to the annual seal hunt and carried the First 500 of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment to Europe in 1914. However, one hundred people died when she ran aground and was lost in Cappahayden in February 1918. Only 44 survived until rescue arrived. We watched an episode of Land & Sea on the Florizel and then toured the museum displays on the Florizel and other Newfoundland shipwrecks.

Florizel wreck photo

The Shipwreck Preservation Society of Newfoundland & Labrador presents

Search for the B-24 Bomber Wreck in Gander Lake

a presentation by Tony Merkle

393 For Valour 

In 1943, an RCAF B-24 Liberator bomber, used for anti-submarine patrols, crashed in Gander Lake. Tony will share his extensive research on this warplane, its crash and underwater wreck.

SPSNL will hold its Annual General Meeting after the presentation. Find out about our 2014 shipwreck activities.


Thursday, May 15, 2014 — 7:00 pm
Activity Room, A.C. Hunter Public Library
Arts & Culture Centre, St. John’s

Free and everyone is welcome