Save Ontario Shipwrecks

Site: Chatham - Mailing Address

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Contact Information
Office Phone 519-676-4100
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Durrell Martin, Vice President; Email:
Alternate Contact David Taylor; Email:
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) COVID-19 - Continue to operate virtually 
To further public knowledge and appreciation of Ontario’s marine heritage 
* Assisting museums and public archives in acquiring information and displaying artifacts pertaining to Ontario maritime history; 
* Undertaking public education projects  
* Surveying, documenting and encouraging the preservation of shipwrecks in Ontario’s lakes and rivers as a resource of historical and recreational value  
* To stop the destruction of marine heritage sites; 
* To identify, evaluate and monitor marine heritage sites; 
* To conduct projects which contribute to the knowledge and understanding of 
Ontario’s maritime history; and 
* To provide the diving community and the general public with the opportunity to learn and understand more about Ontario’s maritime history, and the value of our marine heritage resource.
Hours Hours vary
Meetings AGM - April 
Board of Directors meetings - monthly
Areas Served Chatham-Kent
Eligibility Open to any person interested in Marine Heritage Conservation
Application * Complete any application form if required by the Corporation; 
* Pay in advance any membership fee established by the Corporation in accordance with the policy of the Corporation; and 
* Must not have held a valid membership in the Corporation in the twelve (12) preceding months which was revoked.
Languages English
Fees Membership ; fees for courses
Agency Information
Established 1970
Funding Provincial - MCCIT ; Donations
Site Information
Site Location Chatham - Mailing Address
Located In Community Chatham
Mailing Address c/o Chris Phinney 
PO Box 2389 
Blenheim, ON L4Y 2H4
Physical Access Not Applicable - No physical location

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