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An Invitation From The Explorers Club

You are invited to attend an Explorers Club event - Titanic: Every Bollard, Every Davit, Every Boiler, Every Shoe.

Join Canada's leading underwater archeologist, Dr.James Delgado,  a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and The Explorers Club.

Thursday October 11, 2012 | 6-8 pm
Room 1180 Bahen Centre, 40 St. George Street
St. George Campus, University of Toronto
This event is open to the public. We encourage you to bring friends and colleagues.

Dr. James Delgado
Director of Maritime Heritage
National Marine Sanctuaries
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

In August 2010, a coalition of government and private partners conducted a comprehensive scientific mapping of the entire Titanic wreck site — every scattered artifact and section of hull that rests on the seabed more than 4,000 m beneath the surface of the North Atlantic. The result: a massive high-definition picture in which every thing has been precisely gridded and geo-referenced. Dr. Delgado was the chief scientist and principal archaeologist on the expedition. He’ll share his intimate knowledge of the ship, research and technology. Just as important, he’ll discuss the critical question: Is Titanic archaeology?

After nearly four decades in underwater exploration, Dr. Delgado is a veteran of more than 100 shipwreck investigations. He was President and CEO of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University from 2006-2010; host and team archaeologist on the popular National Geographic documentary series The Sea Hunters from 2001-2006; and Executive Director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum from 1991-2006. He is a Fellow of The Explorers Club and the Royal Geographic Society.

This event has been organized by The Explorers Club and the UofT Archaeology Centre.

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