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16th annual Massive Marine Garage Sale will be held on Saturday April 13th The 16th annual Massive Marine Garage Sale will be on Saturday April 13th this year. Held at Pier A, Ogden Point on Dallas Road, British Columbia, this is a very poplar event with buyers and sellers, and anyone who has an interest in boating, fishing, and outdoor sports. This is an annual fundraiser for the Maritime Museum of BC. Entrance fee is $5, parking is free. This event is Sponsored by GVHA, Western Stevedoring and CFB Esquimalt Learn more at: http://mmbc.bc.ca

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CBC Marketplace presented “Why buying plastic-free groceries is so hard” on January 11, 2019. The investigator reporter was Mark Kelly. Everyone that grocery shops today, must notice the overuse of plastic in grocery stores. English cucumbers wrapped in plastic and then placed in a group in a plastic bag, while regular cucumbers have no plastic wrapping? Coconuts wrapped in plastic? Meat/cookies wrapped in plastic with hard to degrade black bottoms trays? Celery/peppers in a bag? Plastic use in grocery stores is out of control. So where does this plastic go, and is it recycled as we have been led to…

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The Canadian-built Mary Celeste was intact when it was found deserted on Dec. 5, 1872, off the Portugal-owned Azores Islands. She had departed from New York City less than a month earlier. But fate of the seven crew members, the captain, his wife and their child remains a mystery nearly a century and a half later. The first question was why did they abandon ship? The Mary Celeste was still seaworthy but its life boat was missing. Its cargo, denatured alcohol (ethanol with additives to make it poisonous and discourage drinking) was left behind, as well as the belongings of…

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Spend some time in the company of an adventurer, find out what makes him tick and follow his remarkable journey on some of his real life adventures over the past 35 years. Experience the thrills, excitement and challenges that are associated with searching for shipwrecks and sunken treasure. There are over 10,000 shipwrecks off the coast of Nova Scotia with less than one percent having been located. The possibilities and opportunities for new discoveries of shipwrecks are limitless. Read about the remarkable history of but a few of the thousands of shipwrecks that lie off the coast of Nova Scotia.…

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A fishing net in 2011 from the trawler, Newfoundland Lynx,  snagged a different kind of “fish” in 800 metres of water. 20 P53 Enfield rifle-muskets in a crate were dragged to the surface and surprisingly, these rifle-muskets were in remarkable shape considering they had spent 150 years on the ocean’s bottom. The iron barrels have corroded, however. The P53 Enfield rifle/musket was found everywhere with the British army and used during the American Civil War and the Crimean War, and were considered a first class rifle. Parts were interchangeable and machine-made from around the 1850’s and 1860’s. The cost for this rifle was $20.00 and…

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The Maritime Museum of BC is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the exhibit titled The Lost Fleet January to March, 2019. This exhibit will be on loan from the Vancouver Maritime Museum. The exhibit will also feature a new art show titled “A Series for Contemplation” from local Japanese-Canadian artist, Marlene Howell. Media Open House Event Details You are invited to drop-in anytime between 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Friday, January 11th at the Maritime Museum of BC (634 Humboldt St, Victoria BC). Admission is complimentary and no reservation is required. If you would like to come in outside of…

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“Dive and Travel the Bay Islands of Honduras” is the latest in a series of informative dive guides produced through Rosenberg EBooks. This guide was written by Steve Rosenberg and Sandy Sondrol. It provides detailed descriptions of 76 of the best dive sites in and around Roatan, Utila and Guanaja. The guide also contains practical information on travel basics and information on some of the fascinating marine life that visitors will encounter in the Bay Islands. This electronic interactive guide has many useful features and can be used as a travel log or dive log, allowing you to add your own comments…

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Just in time for Christmas, Stuart Seldon has published his annual 2019 calendar, “Wrecks and Reefs” which contain a collection of his underwater photos from http://www.wetspotimages.com. These photos include the Great Lakes, Caribbean and the west coast of Canada. This is the 8th year Stuart has published this calendar. Stuart says “I’m just one of those guys that keeps chugging along doing 150 dives a year, and have been for over four decades.” He was certified in 1974, and became an Instructor in 1978.  Stuart ran a dive Op in Tobermory before moving to the Bahamas and Grand Cayman where he…

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Scuba Exceptional may be the fifth in Simon Pridmore’s Scuba series but it is actually the true follow up to his first book, the bestselling Scuba Confidential. The philosophy of safer diving through the acquisition of knowledge and skills is the same, although this time the themes are different.As before, Simon provides us with a whole host of extremely useful advice and techniques, illustrated by real life experiences and cautionary tales. The focus this time, though, is more on issuesthat face experienced divers. There is more technical diving content and Simon covers some relatively complex issues in his usual clear and easy-to-read…

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