Shipwreck Preservation Society

of Newfoundland & Labrador

Are you interested in:

  1. Learning more about shipwreck disasters in Newfoundland & Labradors past?
  2. Learning how to search the historical collections in our libraries, archives, museums and on the web to discover more about specific wrecks?
  3. Learning more about how divers can damage or preserve shipwrecks?
  4. Learning how to explore our coastline for shipwrecks using the latest technology?
  5. Learning how to survey, map and document known shipwreck sites?
  6. Learning about the archaeological methods used to investigate unidentified wrecks?
  7. Learning how to get involved in shipwreck projects to put your skills and energy to work?
  8. Learning more about the roles of ships and the sea in the history of our province?
  9. Learning more about how you can help protect the heritage of our shipwrecks?
  10. Raising public awareness about our province's shipwrecks and their history?
  11. Promoting our shipwrecks as cultural and recreational attractions to Newfoundlanders, Labradorians and visitors.

Our society offers these benefits to our members:

  • presentations on shipwreck disasters, wreck diving, marine archaeology and nautical history
  • training courses on underwater archaeology and wreck diving
  • historical research workshops
  • information on specific shipwrecks, their history and diving them
  • projects involving historical research, underwater surveying, and shipwreck protection
  • wreck diving trips
  • certification under the Nautical Archaeology Society for divers and non-divers alike