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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 September 7, 2021 meeting Daniel Fountainwill be our guest speaker. The topic will be "A Most Outlandish Place: The Wreck of the J. S. Seaverns".
Daniel R. Fountain
Dan Fountain is a diver and maritime historian with an avid interest in the rich and colorful history of the early Great Lakes shipping industry. He grew up in the small Upper Michigan mining town of Ishpeming and spent his summers on the shores of Lake Superior. His first shipwreck “dive” took place at age eight – holding his breath and swimming down six feet to explore the scattered wreckage of the schooner George Sherman near the family camp on the lakeshore. For more than three decades, Dan has been diving, researching and searching for the shipwrecks of the Great Lakes.
Dan is the author of Michigan Gold and Silver: Mining in the Upper Peninsula, is co-author with Frederick Stonehouse of Dangerous Coast: Shipwrecks of the Pictured Rocks, and has written for Michigan History Magazine and Rocks and Minerals. He has also served as a guest lecturer aboard Great Lakes cruise ships.
A Most Outlandish Place:
The Wreck of the J. S. Seaverns
In the spring of 1884, the small wooden steamer J. S. Seaverns called at the remote Lake Superior port of Michipicoten Harbor, carrying much-needed supplies and provisions for the workers building the Canadian Pacific Railroad along the North Shore. Striking a rock while leaving the dock, the vessel filled and sank with no lives lost. After unsuccessful attempts to locate and salvage the Seaverns, the boat was forgotten for more than a century. Discovered in the summer of 2016, the wreck lies beautifully preserved in the cold, clear depths of Lake Superior. In his presentation, Dan Fountain will tell of the history, the sinking, the crew’s stories, and the search for the Seaverns, utilizing historical photos and new underwater video.
Title: Niagara Divers - March Club Meeting Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88937491526?pwd=QlFGRVJRckV1Q0Z1VzVWSFVQajRnUT09 When: September 7, 2021 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Organizer: Durrell Martin <email@example.com> Meeting ID: 889 3749 1526 Passcode: 138577
2021 Meeting Dates
January 5 February 2 December 3
EVERYONE always WELCOME
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