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Discovering the Underwater Heritage of British Columbia

Wed. April 25th 2012 Maritime Museum of BC $10-$12

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Discovering the Underwater Heritage of British Columbia:

Part of the "What Lies Beneath Lecture series": We invite you to tour the museu...
Event can be attended in person In-Person Event
Wed. April 25th 2012 Maritime Museum of BC (All Ages)
7:00pm - 9:00pm  Doors at: 6:30pm $10 – Students and Seniors; $12 – General Admission; MMBC Members and Children 12 & under: Free

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Part of the "What Lies Beneath Lecture series":
We invite you to tour the museum afterwards until 9pm.

The waters of British Columbia abound with sunken archeological treasures. Thousands of ships have sunk off our coast and in our inland lakes and rivers and thousands of years of First Nations history lies in the water off old village sites.

Experience these sites first hand with Jacques Marcs of the Underwater Archeological Society of BC. Spend the evening with Jacques as he takes you on a journey through the experiences and discoveries of the UASBC. Along the way he will introduce you to some of the technology used to search for wrecks and introduce you to some of the unique submerged cultural resources of BC.

Formed in 1975 the UASBC is dedicated to researching, exploring, mapping and protecting the submerged cultural resources of British Columbia. A volunteer organization the UASBC, conducts expeditions to search for sites, provides Nautical Archaeology Training to prepare divers for U/W work, publishes a newsletter to share our experiences and holds monthly meetings to inform members and guests about our upcoming activities.

To learn more about the UASBC please explore our web site www.UASBC.Com

Jacques Marc is the Explorations Director for the Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia. He was certified as an open water SCUBA diver in 1975. He is an avocational U/W archaeologist who has spent 27 years diving on and documenting historic shipwrecks around the province of British Columbia.

In his capacity as Explorations Director he co-ordinates many of the societies expeditions to search for and document submerged cultural sites in the province. He is also responsible to ensure that provincial documenting shipwreck forms are completed and submitted to the provincial Archaeology Branch.

Jacques has participated on survey expeditions with James Delgado to the Arctic to survey Roald Amundsen’s exploration vessel Maude and to theColumbia Riverto survey the HBC Isabella lost in 1830.

Jacques has written and presented papers at the Society for Historical Archaeology Conferences and has published 6 booklets on shipwrecks under the UASBC banner. Recently he authored a hard cover book entitled “Pacific Coast ShipChina” which was published by the Royal BC Museum. In addition to his explorations role Jacques served as the UASBC president from 2002-2008.

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Maritime Museum of BC
744 Douglas Street
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Capacity100
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