Nova Scotian Institute of Science Public Talk – RESCHEDULED to March 16

NOTE: New Date and Location for this Lecture!

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The Shipwrecks of Halifax Harbour and Approaches”

Gordon Fader – President, Atlantic Marine Geological Consulting

7:30pm, Monday, March 16th, 2015
Helen Creighton Room, Alderney Gate Public Library
40 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, NS.

Important Reminder: On the evening of the lecture, the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge will close for repairs at 7:00pm. If you live on the Halifax side of the harbour and wish to attend the NSIS lecture, please remember to either leave early to cross the Macdonald Bridge, or use the MacKay Bridge, or take the ferry to Alderney Landing.


During mapping of Halifax Harbour and approaches by the Geological Survey of Canada at BIO, numerous shipwrecks were discovered. Only a few were previously known and the discoveries opened a new chapter in the history of the Harbour. With assistance from the Maritime Museum and local divers, Gordon Fader was able to piece together the stories of their demise. Additionally, knowledge of the seabed using modern high resolution mapping technology has revealed detailed characteristics of the vessels and what has happened to them since their sinking. The stories of the shipwrecks will be elaborated against a background of the seabed of the Harbour.

All are welcome but seating is limited so “first come first served”!

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