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Information about UHRS SPLIA PRESENTATION November 2 2008

Published on November 6, 2008

Author: grohmandive

Source: authorstream.com

A Dive into History…:  A Dive into History… The Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities Sunday November 2, 2008 Presentation by Adam Grohman Co-Founder & Chief Diver Underwater Historical Research Society The Glen Island:  The Glen Island December 17, 1904 Side wheel steamer Glen Island 238 feet long 35 foot beam The Aftermath:  The Aftermath 9 souls were lost. The danger of maritime travel General Slocum Disaster – 6 months An Overview of Shipwrecks:  An Overview of Shipwrecks Dawn of Man and his quest for Exploration The eventuality – If it floats… Causes of shipwrecks: Weather and/or exposure to the elements Human error Equipment or vessel failure Combat or training loss Intentional scuttling or salvaging Overall Numbers:  Overall Numbers Encyclopedia of American Shipwrecks by Bruce D. Berman District of Columbia to Nova Scotia over 4,600 vessels. 50 Gross Tons + Pre-Revolutionary to 1970 8 Years of Research = 50,000 + Does not include vessels less than 50 Gross Tons Narrowing the Numbers:  Narrowing the Numbers Out of the 4,600 wrecks - 100 are located in the waters of the Long Island Sound. On the 12365 Nautical Chart – “Oyster and Huntington Bay” waters – approximately 20 obstructions and 61 wrecks charted. Many of both are unidentified. Shipwrecks – Why they Matter:  Shipwrecks – Why they Matter Shipwrecks = History More than just Debris and Wreckage Time capsules of equipment/design Evidence of events An underwater looking glass into the lives of past generations Most important? – the story behind the vessel and its loss to the abyss HISTORY & MISSION:  HISTORY & MISSION The UHRS – Underwater Historical Research Society was founded in 2004 by Adam Grohman and Andy Campbell. The mission of the UHRS –Research, Identify and Educate the public about underwater historical treasures. Currently there are 30 members, various sponsors and a dive team of 7 researchers & divers. How We Educate:  How We Educate Getting INTO History Researching both in and out of the water Community Book Signings Lectures Website Publications UNDERWATER VIEWS:  UNDERWATER VIEWS Claimed by the Sea:  Claimed by the Sea Partnership with SPLIA Partnership between divers, researchers & archivists Historical Record Clarification S.S. Savannah:  S.S. Savannah Fire Island Nov. 5, 1821 Transatlantic Technology Practicality Investment Exposure Lexington:  Lexington Long Island Sound Jan. 13, 1840 220 feet long 150 Souls Merchant Cargo Passengers Construction Safety Concerns Survivors Recovery? Circassian :  Circassian Bridgehampton Dec. 11, 1876 242.5 ft Early Years British Reg. Aground #3 Salvage Shinnecock Irony Seawanhaka:  Seawanhaka Hell’s Gate June 28, 1880 185/225 feet Commuters Capt. Smith Survivors Lessons Learned U.S.S. Ohio:  U.S.S. Ohio Greenport Nov. 1, 1883 Career 197 feet - 74 guns Ship-of-the-line 1973 Discovery Remains Figurehead - Hercules Oregon:  Oregon Off Moriches Mar. 6, 1886 520 feet 896 souls Guion/Cunard RMS Recovery Oregon:  Oregon Louis V. Place:  Louis V. Place Sayville Feb. 8, 1895 Two Wrecks 163 feet Ice Rigging Lifesavers Louis V. Place:  Louis V. Place General Slocum:  General Slocum Hell’s Gate June 14, 1904 255 Feet Excursionists Fate Capt. Van Schaick Checkered Past Negligence Reforms Maryland Worst Tragedy U.S.S. San Diego:  U.S.S. San Diego Off Fire Island July 19, 1918 503 feet Pennsylvania Class U.S.S. California World War I U-Boat? Mine? 20 Minutes Capt. Harley Christy 1100 Souls 6 Sailors U.S.S. San Diego:  U.S.S. San Diego Andrea Doria:  Andrea Doria Nantucket, RI July 25, 1956 700 feet Stockholm Navigational 1600 Souls 51 Lost 5 Hours Andrea Doria:  Andrea Doria Gwendoline Steers:  Gwendoline Steers Huntington Dec. 1962 Steers Co. 9 Souls Storm Coast Guard No Trace Claimed Discovery On the Bottom:  On the Bottom Common encounters… On the Bottom:  On the Bottom Not a Friend of the Oyster On the Bottom:  On the Bottom This is your buddy on the bottom… THE WRECK SITE:  THE WRECK SITE THE WRECK SITE:  THE WRECK SITE THE WRECK SITE:  THE WRECK SITE THE WRECK SITE:  THE WRECK SITE THE WRECK SITE:  THE WRECK SITE The 18th Amendment:  The 18th Amendment January 16, 1919 Manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors Big Business Rum Row – NY & New Jersey Runner Aground:  Runner Aground The Schooner William T. Bell Diving into Research:  Diving into Research February 1927 – 2 masted schooner Ran Aground The Nor’easter and its damage Rescue and Disappearance The Mystery The cargo – a windfall The local response The Coast Guard response Views of the Bell:  Views of the Bell The Bell:  The Bell The Storm:  The Storm 75 Foot Patrol Boat – USCG Bell Explodes:  Bell Explodes In the Water:  In the Water Research Dives Press Coverage Assists in Search Digging for clues Findings Nautical History Research Projects:  Nautical History Research Projects Sunken Dream Norseman Tinder Boats Rye Cliff Glen Island In Our Waters Articles Star of the Sea U.S.S. Monitor Turtle Submarine Sea Cloud Amelia Earhart Dive Research – 2008-09:  Dive Research – 2008-09 Sunken Heroes Search for 2 WWI submarine chasers Navy Hellcat Army P-47 Thunderbolt Current Dives:  Current Dives Over 50+ research dives in local waters completed from May to November 2007 + 35 dives in 2008 Divers included: Doug Acker, Devin Fitzgerald and Ryan Vessichelli DIVE GTMO:  DIVE GTMO First UHRS publication. Provides readers with concise information regarding scuba diving and other water activities available while stationed at Guantanamo Bay Cuba Naval Base. 68 pages – full color and black and white versions available. NON LIQUET:  NON LIQUET Second UHRS publication. The UHRS crew “dive” into the waters of the Long Island Sound and into the archives to prove once and for all the story behind the Bayville Submarine Mystery! 139 pages – B&W with illustrations and photographs. Runner Aground:  Runner Aground Runner Aground – A History of the Schooner William T. Bell Ran aground in February 1927 on Oak Neck Point during Prohibition. Provides detailed research into the event. Additional Bayville “Rum Runner” story included – The Edith Episode. 154 pages with photos and illustrations. Other Books Now Available:  Other Books Now Available Mask, Fins & Knife A History of the UDT & SEAL Diving Equipment from WWII to Present Includes: Rebreathers, Surface-Supplied, Aqua-Lungs, Dry-suits and support equipment. Available Today Civil War Submarine?:  Civil War Submarine? Beneath the Blue & Grey Waves Sub-Marine Technology Review of Union and Confederate Projects & vessels Previously unknown submarine? Hunley Historical Director Insight 78 pages with many drawings, photographs and illustrations. Available Today Ugly Duckling?:  Ugly Duckling? Ugly Duckling S.S. C.W. Post Liberty Ship WWII- & Merchant Service Complete History 100 pages Pre-Order In Depth – Journal:  In Depth – Journal In Depth – the Official Publication of the UHRS. 20 page journal that highlights completed and current research projects Historical Research Articles Complimentary Today! Upcoming Events:  Upcoming Events Presidential Plunge Dec. 6, 2008 – Lecture for the NYS Marine Educators Association In Our Waters Articles www.uhrs.org Support Local History!:  Support Local History! Local Diving = Local History! Importance of Historical Societies, libraries and research facilities Support Diving Clubs, Shops and Research Groups Special Thanks to…

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