Sunday, November 23, 2008

Guide to the Stacked Hulls online...

POW is pleased to announce that a downloadable guide to finding and visiting the popular Stacked Hulls dive site in Kingston is now available on our website. Click here to download the guide. If you plan to visit the site after using the guide, do please pay close attention to the Cautionary Notes included in it.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Talk on the War of 1812 Wrecks ...

Jonathan Moore, a well-known author on the topic and member of Parks Canada's Underwater Archaeology Service, will be speaking at the Marine Museum in Kingston on Sunday, November 30th at 2 pm to launch his new book on "Shipwrecks from the War of 1812 at Kingston: A Look Beneath the Waves

This should be an interesting talk for anyone interested in the wrecks of the period -

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fall Newsletter out now...

The Fall edition of the POW Newsletter is out now. Download it from our website and enjoy reading about issues that interest local divers. There's a mystery structure to test your theories on and a major interview with Warren Lo, who takes superb photographs of local wrecks. He's been good enough to share some tips with our readers. Be sure and check a copy out soon - and then circulate it to all your diving friends..

Friday, November 7, 2008

Interesting Structures in Kingston Waters...

I had the opportunity on November 6th to dive on a couple of major structures that lie along the pipeline that served the pumphouse near the Marine Museum in Kingston. One of these, a massive wooden crib (previously noted, I think, earlier this year, by Tom Rutledge and fellow divers) is difficult to attribute. I'll place some pics of that in a while and bets on what purpose it served can be laid. The second structure, which staff at the Pumphouse had actually asked for imagery of, is the 'tower' serving (to protect / support ?) the intake pipe for the building.

Here are a few pictures of the structure and intake pipe. An interesting site - it's fascinating to imagine the engineering involved in putting this in place at the time it was constructed. By the way, for the fishermen out there, these two locations are a haven for Bass.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Buoy removal almost complete...

Some excellent work by volunteers has seen the task of retrieving the buoys from our wrecks almost completed this weekend. Near perfect conditions have certainly helped. Sunshine beamed down all weekend and the wind was generally out of the North.
The following wrecks are no longer marked. Aloha, Comet, Davie, Marsh, Wolfe Islander II, KPH and the Maple Glen. Check our website (link on the right) for an up to date mooring status statement.