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Save Ontario Shipwrecks is a Provincial Heritage Organization in Ontario dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of an appreciation of Ontario’s marine heritage. Incorporated in 1981, SOS is a public charitable organization of dedicated volunteers from across the Province.

Operating mainly through a group of Local Chapter Committees supported by a Provincial Board of Directors and Provincial Executive, our volunteers have undertaken many worthwhile projects and activities.

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SOS 1000 Islands –

Dear Members, You will find attached the minutes of our Extraordinary meeting held on July 30, 2019. Thank you! Nathalie Landry, Secretary

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Dan Seavey: Great Lakes Pirate

https://99wfmk.com/great-lakes-pirates/ Probably the most famous Great Lakes pirate, who sailed mostly on Lake Michigan, was Dan Seavey. Seavey was born in Maine in 1865 and began working on ships when…

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The America: Lake Superior Dive

https://99wfmk.com/america-lake-superior-isle-royale This shipwreck site has become an extremely popular spot for divers, with a couple of hundred of dives taking place almost every year. The ship sits on a steep…

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First interior shots of Franklin’s HMS Terror released

‘A solemn space’: first interior shots of Franklin’s HMS Terror released “It looks like the ship, in many ways, was fully operational and then suddenly deserted. All the cabin doors…

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Tall Ships Heading North Through Welland Canal Lock 7

The webcam at Lock 7 Museum and Tourism Information Booth captured three tall ships entering the lock from the south. The Bluenose II, the Fair Jeanne and the Pride of Baltimore II passed by…

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Save Ontario Shipwrecks gratefully acknowledge the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Culture Programs Unit and our many sponsors for their support. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Culture.