M E E T I N G S

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 April 6, 2021 meeting Terry Irvine will be our guest speaker. The topic will be "CPR 694 - A Final Whistle In The Night"".

Terry Irvine Photo

Biograohy

Terry Irvine

Terry was certified in 1987. He completed his cave training in 1995 and his Trimix training the following year. He completed his Closed Circuit Trimix Rebreather training in 2016.

Terry has actively documented shipwrecks and caves using video and photos since 2000. He has been an active contributor to Quest since 2001. Some of his video has been featured on the Outdoor Life Network and local media publications.

In 2016, Terry was part of an Explorer’s Club team that discovered and documented the steam locomotive CPR 694 in Lake Superior near Marathon, Ontario. Some of his photos and video were used for several newspaper articles, an article in Branchline Magazine and the documentary called “The Ties That Bind”.

In 2018, Terry was part of the diving team that documented the wreck of the Manasoo in Georgian Bay which has since been featured in Quest Magazine and Wreck Diver Magazine.

Terry has a keen passion for photographing Great Lakes shipwrecks and enjoys exploring sites in all five of the Lakes.

CPR 694 - A Final Whistle In The Night

Twenty-five years after the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway, The D10 steam locomotive, CPR 694, was travelling East on the Trans Canada Railway heading from Schreiber to Marathon along the North Shore of Lake Superior.

In the early morning hours of June 10, 1910 the train encountered a rock slide on the tracks near the Mink Tunnel. Unable to stop, the locomotive, coal car and two box cars collided with the boulders on the track. The de-railed train lurched over the embankment and fell 60-feet to the lake below.
The damage was substantial. In addition to the loss of all three crew members, the locomotive complete with the tender car and two box cars the telegraph lines along the railway and 130-feet of track had also been destroyed.

CPR 694 remained undisturbed for 106 years until 2016 when a combined American and Canadian team located and documented the wreck.

Join Terry Irvine as he revisits the tragedy of CPR 694, its discovery and documentation as well as still un-answered questions about the locomotive and wreck site.

CPR 694

Divers Dave Ferguson and Allisha Hilliard

 

    Zoom

Title: Niagara Divers - March Club Meeting
Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83336753630?pwd=ckFoMW1ZaVpEbm1oRDZ5OW9YOCtnQT09
When: April 6, 2021 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Organizer: Durrell Martin <dmartin@ctmmedia.com>
Meeting ID: 833 3675 3630
Passcode: 376194

 

2021 Meeting Dates

January 5
February 2
September 7
November 2
December 3

 

EVERYONE always WELCOME

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