December 4th Parks Canada Presentation: Diving Superior’s Wrecks
Posted on: December 1, 2018
Diving Superior's Shipwrecks
At 7 p.m. on December 4th, in Rm. ATAC 1001 at Thunder Bay’s Lakehead University, Infosuperior, Parks Canada and Thunder Country Diving will be cooperating to present “Diving Superior’s Shipwrecks.” The presentation is free of charge and everyone is welcome.

Learn what it means to dive in the largest freshwater lake in the world on Tuesday, December 4th at 7:00 PM in Room ATAC 1001 at Lakehead University, in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Evening parking at Lakehead University is also free of charge and available right beside the ATAC building. See a campus map and photo of the ATAC building in the links at the bottom of this article.

To understand Lake Superior, it sometimes helps to look beneath the surface. The North Shore is home to shipwrecks of all types – including freighters, steamships and schooners. Join Parks CanadaInfosuperior and Thunder Country Diving as we explore the stories behind the wrecks within the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area and beyond. The event is part of Parks Canada’s #WeLoveSuperior series, which aims to draw appreciation and understanding for Lake Superior’s unique natural and cultural heritage.

Past presentations in Parks Canada’s #WeLoveSuperior Series have included talks on peregrine falcons by Brian Ratcliff, Lake Superior maritime history by Bill Skrepichuk and even Lake Superior surfing by Chris Dube.


Diving the Gunilda
Diving the “Gunilda,” August, 2017. The 195′ yacht “Gunilda” wrecked on McGarvey Shoal off Rossport, Ontario, August 11, 1911. (Photo: Jitka Janakova, Shipwreck Explorers LLC).


Fascinating Photos of life aboard the Gunilda, owned by William Harkeness of Standard Oil,  as it cruised the Western Hemisphere, from Martinique in the Caribbean, to the East Coast of North America, to the Great Lakes where it became one of Lake Superior’s wrecks on August 11, 1911. (These photos are from a hard copy photo album found in a flea market in New York City. The name of the photographer is not known.)


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