Tuesday, April 15, 2008

For a ha'porth of tar...

Although it's not quite a Great Lakes story, this piece on the construction weaknesses of the Titanic is a fascinating glimpse into a piece of maritime history. Who'd have thought that iron bar came in as many as 4 grades ?

Sunday, April 13, 2008

SOS AGM in Kingston...

Save Ontario Shipwrecks' AGM was held in Kingston yesterday at the Marine Museum. It was quite well attended and those present heard a great deal about the Organisation's work over the last year. There was also news of intended work in the 2008/9 season. It looks to be another busy year in prospect.

Two presentations were delivered after the AGM. These were by Jonathan Moore, well-known and respected Parks Canada Marine Archaeologist and Joseph Zarzynski, another Marine Achaeologist. Jonathan spoke about the Kingston wrecks and the work of Parks Canada. Joseph described the history of, and work on, the Lost Radeau.

Friday, April 11, 2008

We have a new Web Presence...

It's a matter of particular pride to announce that POW has launched a new website. Click here to visit it and, when you do, be sure to mail the manager and let them know what you think.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Look out for this forthcoming book release...

Everyone who has ever visited the great wreck of the Cornwall will wish to know that a book on the vessel, originally known as the Kingston, is to be published in July. Amazon are taking orders now and you can read their description and details of the book on the link above.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Don't forget the AGM For Save Ontario Shipwrecks..

Save Ontario Shipwrecks, an organisation with the same aims as ourselves - and many shared members - holds its Annual General Meeting this coming Saturday at 1 pm in the Marine Museum, Kingston. Check out the poster on the link to read about the talks that will be featured. If you're a POW member and attending the AGM, please make a point of looking out for your new Board members. We'd love to speak to you and to hear your views about the direction we should take and how to get there.