Shipwreck Preservation Society

of Newfoundland & Labrador

The Shipwreck Preservation Society of Newfoundland & Labrador presents

Shipwreck Oral History Workshop

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Every Newfoundland community has their stories of tragic shipwrecks and of local people lost or rescued. The Shipwreck Preservation Society wants to encourage the collection of this nautical folklore before it is lost forever. Join folklorist Dale Jarvis to learn how to conduct and record interviews to collect shipwreck stories. Dennis Flynn will provide tips on making contact with local sources for shipwreck stories and share some of the better stories he has heard. On Sunday, you’ll also get to conduct and record a shipwreck interview, to apply what we’ve learned. Lunch will be supplied both days.

Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25, 2017 — 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Conception Harbour Fire Hall
Cpl Jamie Murphy Memorial Drive, Conception Harbour, NL

Free for SPSNL members and Conception Harbour residents. General public is $25. Pre-registration required. Limited to 15 participants. Deadline to register is June 21.

CLICK HERE to download the workshop registration form.

For SPSNL members with NAS training, Part III credits are available for this workshop.

 

 

The Shipwreck Preservation Society of Newfoundland & Labrador presented

Workshop on Artifacts from the "Astrolabe" Shipwreck in Isle aux Morts

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In the mid-1600s a wooden sailing ship was lost on the rocks at Isle aux Morts, Newfoundland. In 1981 diver Wayne Mushrow discovered the first of two astrolabes on this shipwreck. In 1983 the Newfoundland Marine Archaeology Society recovered more artifacts from this wreck. These artifacts are now stored at The Rooms. Workshop participants will examine these artifacts along with replicas of the two astrolabes found by Mr. Mushrow. Professors Catherine Losiers and Barry Gaulton from MUN Archaeology will share their insights on the artifacts and new research findings from archaeologists at the Université de Montréal.

This workshop provides great preparation for SPSNL's dive trip to re-survey the "Astrolabe" shipwreck with August, 2017.

Saturday, June 3, 2017 — 1:00 pm
The Rooms Provincial Museum
9 Bonaventure Ave., St. John’s

$5 for SPSNL members; $10 for non-members

 

 

Underwater-planning-frame-2SPSNL is offering the NAS Part I course in Foreshore & Underwater Archaeology on Sunday and Monday July 1 & 2, 2018. The course is part of the training program of the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) of Portsmouth, England. The course will be taught by Ken Keeping, Senior Tutor with SPSNL and/or Assistant Tutor Neil Burgess. This course is open to SPSNL members and others interested in learning about nautical archaeology and how to conduct shipwreck surveys.

Anyone can take part in our NAS training and it's open to divers and non-divers alike. To join this course, you need to have completed the NAS Introduction course first. To participate in the diving portion of the course, participants need to already be certified Open Water scuba divers, and need to provide or rent their own diving gear.

Cost of the Part I course is $100 for SPSNL members and $150 for non-members (so it makes sense to join SPSNL if you take this course). The course will be run in Conception Harbour, NL. A special price of $150 for both the Introduction and Part I courses is offered to new and renewing SPSNL members.

CLICK HERE for the information package on the NAS Part I course.

CLICK HERE for the course registration form (if you take both courses, you only need to submit one registration form).

CLICK HERE for more information on the NAS training program and individual courses.

 

 

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Pool training smallSPSNL is offering the one-day Introduction to Foreshore & Underwater Archaeology course on Saturday, June 30, 2018. The course is part of the training program offered by the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) of Portsmouth, England. The course is taught by Ken Keeping, Senior Tutor with SPSNL and/or Assistant Tutor Neil Burgess. The course is open to SPSNL members and others interested in learning about nautical archaeology and how to conduct wreck surveys. If you want to take part in SPSNL shipwreck projects in 2018 and beyond, this course is required. This course is a prerequisite for taking the 2-day NAS Part I course, which we are also offered on July 1 & 2, 2018. The course is open to scuba divers and non-divers.

Cost for the Intro course is $75 for SPSNL members and $125 for non-members (so it makes sense to join if you take the course). To participate in the diving portion of the course, participants need to already be certified Open Water scuba divers, and need to provide or rent their own diving gear. If you are interested in taking both the NAS Introduction and Part I courses, we have a special price for new or renewing SPSNL members: only $150!

CLICK HERE to download the course information package.

CLICK HERE to download the registration form.

CLICK HERE to download the Shipwreck Preservation Society membership form.

CLICK HERE for more information on the NAS training program and individual courses.

 

 

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NAS Introduction & Part I Courses

SPSNL is offering the NAS Introduction and Part I courses in Foreshore & Underwater Archaeology on the July 1st long weekend. Information and registration forms are available below

MORE INFO: Introduction course

MORE INFO: Part I course

Bell Island Shipwreck Exhibit

SPSNL is partnering with the Bell Island Heritage Society to create a new online museum exhibit on the Bell Island Shipwrecks. SPSNL members will carry out the historical research, and will gather old photos, eyewitness accounts and video of the sinkings and the shipwrecks today. The new website will be launched as a Community Story on the Virtual Museum of Canada in 2019.

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