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GLIN==> Press release: use by 3-7: Great Lakes Underwater with explorers, two tank trips, dive trail updates

Title: Press release: use by 3-7: Great Lakes Underwater with explorers, two tank trips, dive trail updates
PRESS RELEASE: use by March 7, 2008
Contact: Dave White, NY Sea Grant, 315-312-3042; Philip R. Church, Oswego Maritime Foundation, 315-343-2062; Dennis Hale, Sole Survivor, 440-563-5287
2008 Great Lakes Underwater Set for March 15 in Oswego:
Sole Survivor, Underwater Explorers, Two Tank Trips & More on Program

Oswego, NY -- The 2008 Great Lakes Underwater conference set for March 15 at SUNY Oswego includes Dennis Hale, the sole survivor of a steamship that sank on the Great Lakes in 1966, and a presentation by the Eastern Ontario Artificial Reef Association on the deliberate sinking in the Canadian waters of the 1000 Islands of HMCS (Her Majesty
s Canadian Ship) Terra Nova, a destroyer escort built in 1959.

Noted underwater explorers James Kennard and Dan Scoville will talk about using high tech sonar that they built to find a Canadian shipwreck from the mid-1800s. Members of the New York State Divers Association will share the popularly-requested Two Tank Trips on a variety two wrecks-for-one divesites in Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, the Finger Lakes, Lake George, the St. Lawrence River, Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, and the Sacandaga Reservoir.

Dave White of New York Sea Grant and David Decker, interim director of the New York State Blueway Trail program, will report on progress to develop the Blueway Trail and the Dive the Seaway Trail project.

The 12th annual Great Lakes Underwater will be held March 15, 2008, from 9 am to 4:30 pm on State University of New York at Oswego campus, Oswego, NY. Registration is $25 ($20 for students) payable to Cornell University includes lunch. For more information, go online to www.nysgunderwater.org or contact New York Sea Grant at 315-312-3042 before March 7.

Great Lakes Underwater 2008 is hosted by New York Sea Grant and the Oswego Maritime Foundation and co-sponsored by Seaway Trail, Inc. # # #