Coronado, Belcarra, and Cowichan – Deep water wrecks near Vancouver

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 19:30 - 21:00

Vancouver Maritime Museum 1905 Ogden Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 1A3
Canada
49° 16' 38.9496" N, 123° 8' 49.0704" W

Cowichan, circa 1918
Belcarra, circa 1908

 

Speaker: Tom Beasley

Topic: Coronado,  Belcarra, and Cowichan – Deep water wrecks near Vancouver

Description: The Coronado (1906), Belcarra (1910) and the Cowichan (1925) are 3 of the Vancouver area’s undiscovered wrecks but lie below recreational and tech diver limits. A brief side scan view of the Cowichan  and ROV video of the Coronado by the UASBC in 1997 shows that these 2 wrecks are intact and covered in marine life. Tom will describe the 3 wrecks, past searches and the wrecks’ potential archaeological and scientific resources.