Save Ontario Shipwrecks AGM


Register today to attend the Save Ontario Shipwrecks AGM! We have a jam packed weekend full of exciting updates about S.O.S., some world class presentations by two gentlemen that will be sure to inspire you, and three workshops. All workshops count towards your NAS 3 rating! Register for the workshops at . There is no fee to attend the AGM, however workshops do have a fee of $50.00.

Save Our Shipwrecks

Hotel Accommodations:

Lighthouse Inn, 705 Fanshawe Park Rd W, 519-473-4500
Econo Lodge, 636 York St., 1-877-386-0302
Best Western Lon. Airport, 2230 Dundas St. E., 1-800-218-9312
Holiday Inn, 855 Wellington Rd. S., 1-855-247-4380


A Final Whistle In The Night – The Story of CPR 694 by Terry Irvine

Image credit: Terry Irvine – Facebook

Terry Irvine is Account Manager for John Bean Technologies Canada, living in Ingersoll Ontario.
He was certified in 1987, completing his cave training with Jarrod Jablonski 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 cavesusing 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”.

Photographer -Digital Archaeology by John Kendall

John KendallJohn Kendall is a GUE technical, cave and CCR instructor living in the UK. Since he was a small child, John has been fascinated by the underwater environment and the possibilities of adventure, and he is grateful to GUE for helping him to turn those childhood dreams into reality. As an instructor, John regularly travels around the world teaching GUE classes and helping to build local GUE communities. He is also the project manager for Project Baseline Malta. For the last 4 years, John has been working with underwater 3D Photogrammetry as a technique for nautical archaeology. This cutting edge technique allows for digital 3D models to be created of shipwrecks, and allow researchers and scientists unparalleled abilities to manipulate and navigate the sites from the comfort of their own computers. From the frigid waters of the Baltic to the toasty Mediterranean sea, John and GUE have been accumulating data and generating some cool looking imagery of deep water wrecks, and John is going to share some of it with us. When not diving (which is rare), John is also a commercially qualified UAV pilot.


Saturday April 21 1:30 pm-4:30 pm

Primitive Skills Workshop:

Cost $50.00
Register at (Ship Stores)
Instructor: Michael Lothrop
Learn how to make fire and stone tools otherwise known as flintknapping. Michael has given these
workshops to S.O.S. Members at a couple other AGMs in the past and they were always well attended.


Cost $50.00
Register at (Ship Stores)
Instructor: John Kendall
Learn the basics of how Photogrammetry works and how it can be used for your next project. John
will guide a demonstration on tricks and tips as an object becomes a 3-D digital version of itself.

Sunday April 22 9:30 am-1:30 pm

SOS Mooring Program Workshop

Cost: $50.00
To register simply email and complete the eTransfer
before the Close of Registration (5:00 p.m. on Fri, Apr 13, 2018)

Your Instructor:

Your Instructor will be Raimund Krob, SOS Mooring Program Chair, and SOS Toronto Chapter
Mooring Program Coordinator since the late 1900’s

Who should attend:

SOS Chapter Mooring Program Coordinators
SOS Chapter Mooring Program Staff
Anyone else that wants to learn how to install and maintain an SOS mooring from top to bottom
Cost of the Mooring Program Workshop is $50 payable via eTransfer to
Workshop proceeds after expenses (photocopying, materials, travel, etc.) will go to the SOS
Toronto Chapter as soon as it is operational again.

What’s included:

4 hours of knowledge and hands-on Instruction
Hard copy of most recent version of the SOS Mooring Program Handbook
Use of Safety wear (glasses, gloves)
Use of materials (Buoys, Ropes, Chains, Shackles, Lashings, etc)
Use of Tools (Torches, wrenches, cutters, etc)

Learn more at:




About Author

Kathy is the owner of Kirk Scuba Gear, a passionate Scuba Diver, Ocean Advocate and Managing Editor of The Scuba News Canada

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