Over the Waves: Santa Maria Manuela

I am fortunate to know some very creative and amazing people, and sometimes I'm fortunate enough to be asked to participate in their projects! Today at 2:30pm, I'll be joining Lacy O'Connell and Andrew Winter of Winconnell Films at The Rooms to talk about their new short documentary, "Sailor on the Hill".

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Over the Waves: M/S World Discoverer

Happy Tuesday, everyone. This week, we're travelling back outside Canadian waters, but still sticking with the theme of close-to-shore wrecks. When I was looking for a topic this week, this one struck me not because the ship had a particularly enticing career, or because she was a mega-ship, but because she was so recent. With such interest in the wreck of the Costa Concordia just a couple of years ago, I was genuinely surprised that as recently as 2000 this particular ship had just been left to rust away in a secluded cove of the Solomon Islands. This week, we look at the wreck of the M/S World Discoverer.

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Over the Waves: HMS Calypso

At the turn of the century, Newfoundland did not have a standing military force. They had many cadet groups, such as the Church Lads Brigade (CLB) and the Catholic Cadet Corps (CCC), but none of these were sanctioned protection groups. In 1902 the decision was made to change this, and the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve was born. Now, all they needed was a vessel to train their new sailors. Thats where the HMS Calypso came in.

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