Our Club meets the first Tuesday of each month ( check dates below) at 7:30 PM. These meetings include guest speakers, slide and video presentations, and educational programs, in addition to regular club business.

Due to Covid 19, most of our 2020 meetings were held by Zoom. For the forseable future our 2021 meetings will also be via Zoom. When possible we will move back to our regular location in St Catharines, Ontario.

Meetings are open to all for both the business and presentation portions of the meeting.

For our November 2, 2021 meeting Benjamin M. Loset will be our guest speaker. The topic will be "The Wreck of The Katie Eccles and the 2019 Last Schooners Project".


Benjamin M. Loset

Ben Loset is a nautical archaeologist completing his Ph.D. at Texas A&M University. Originally from Central New York, Ben developed a lifelong passion for the maritime history of the Great Lakes. He has continued this passion through his present archaeological research on the end of sailing commerce on Lake Ontario, and the archaeological legacy of the last generation of commercial sailing ships on the Great Lakes.  


The Katie Eccles and the 2019 Last Schooners Project

In June 2019, a team of nautical archaeologists from Texas A&M University surveyed and mapped the wreck of the Katie Eccles, a well-known two-masted schooner lost off Prince Edward County in November 1922. Share some of the history of the Eccles, historical insights concerning the final years of sail as well as his ongoing archaeological research on this remarkable shipwreck.




Title: Niagara Divers - March Club Meeting
Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86453855546?pwd=QVZRYkp3cTZyYTJoSndRVWhudmlYZz09
When: November 2, 2021 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Organizer: Durrell Martin <dmartin@ctmmedia.com>
Meeting ID: 864 5385 5546
Passcode: 995089


2021 Meeting Dates

January 5
February 2
December 3



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