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 Canada, Infosuperior 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.
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.)
- Map of Lakehead University showing ATAC (AT) Building
- ATAC Building? Which building is that? Photo
- The Dec. 4th presentation will provide information about many Lake Superior shipwrecks. One such shipwreck is the “Gunilda”, read more about this wreck in an October 2nd, 2019 Infosuperior post entitled, “Gunilda, Great Lakes Deep Diving Pinnacle.“
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