Saturday, March 29, 2008

Changes ahead for Lake Ontario Water Regulation

In a report produced after 5 years of study, the International Joint Commission, a US / Canadian body that oversees shared boundary waters, makes various proposals for change to existing arrangements. The Report is a response to the realisation that agreements made in the 1950s no longer fully accord with today's practical and environmental considerations. Inevitably, any alteration to the system of regulation for the water levels of Lake Ontario will impact on our wrecks. A document outlining the changes can be viewed or downloaded here. The Commission has given the public 90 days to consider and comment on its Report.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

'What's Happening in Lake Ontario?"

A talk on the above theme is being given at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes on Sunday, March 30th at 2 pm. The speaker is Colin Lake, Operations Manager for the Ministry of Natural Resources Glenora Fisheries Station. It's likely to address many topics of interest to all of us committed to preservation of our historic wrecks. I'm sure that the Museum staff will be delighted to welcome anyone with an interest in the topic.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Shipwrecks 2008

The Niagara Divers' Association will hold their 14th annual Shipwrecks Symposium in Welland, Ontario on April 5th, 2008. Many POW members are likely to attend and the intention is to raise awareness of our Mission and activities by presenting a display at the event. We hope to provide a brief report on the Symposium on this blog... Watch this space!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Welcome aboard....

This is the first post to what I hope will become an active and informative resource for everyone interested in respecting and protecting the maritime heritage of Kingston, Ontario and neighbouring waters.

As the incoming President of Preserve Our Wrecks, I want to thank everyone who served on last year's Committee. They can all be sure that their efforts are respected and the time and effort that they put into the Organisation is widely recognised. To those who have agreed to continue working with the Executive, a special thank you.

I'm very keen that POW should remain a vital body. To this end, if you're reading this and you're not a member, please get in touch with me to find out more about our group and to consider joining us. If you are already a member and you have strong views about what we should be doing - and when and how - tell me...

If you have news or information that you'd like to share with readers of this blog - let me know and I'll tell you how to do so.

Mike Hill