History is held on the ocean floor. Stories from the past remain locked n the rubble of sunken ships sitting on the ocean bottom. Join us for Recovering History, our November Social Night! Learn about important pieces of the past recently re-discovered.
Tune in on Friday, November 20 at 6 PM to learn from Erik Denson, board member for Diving With A Purpose. Erik will teach us about their interesting underwater archeology projects currently underway.
RSVP to Recovering History:
First, dive into the 1800’s. Learn how the illegal slave ship Guerrero met its fate off the coast of Key Largo, Florida. Discover how Diving With A Purpose fulfills it’s special focus to document and protect African slave trade shipwrecks. Through their projects, DWP offers divers a hands-on connection to the maritime history and culture of African Americans.
Next, travel back in time to WWII. Learn about the mysterious disappearance of two Michigan-based combat planes, piloted by Tuskegee Airmen. Hear the story of their discovery, after seventy years to the day of the accident, in Lake Huron and the St. Clair River.
Recovering History begins online at 6 PM. Tune in from the comfort of your couch. Sign up to receive the login link.
Ask questions via a Zoom chat. After the presentation, learn how you can support Diving With A Purpose, or get involved in an upcoming mission.
Erik Denson is a Board Member and Lead Instructor for Diving With A Purpose. He has been involved with DWP since it began. He is a National Association of Black SCUBA Divers (NABS) Foundation scientific diver. He also serves as a volunteer diver for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Over the last 15 years, Erik assisted in training over 300 divers to become advocate underwater archaeologists.