Local Diving

Sunken steamboats of moosehead lake

When: Thursday April 4th, 7:30pm
Where: Palmer Cove Yacht Club, Salem MA

The North Shore Frogmen will be hosting a presentation by Ryan Robbins on the documentary film project, “Sunken Steamboats of Moosehead Lake”. This film project is currently in production, under the guidance of Director Ryan Robbins, in partnership with the Moosehead Marine Museum and Moosehead Lake Divers, with the support of the Moosehead Historical Society.
We look forward to Ryan visiting our club to give this presentation and invite Froggies, friends, and guests to join us.


The Director
Ryan grew up on the shores of Moosehead Lake, and witnessed the restoration of the steamship Katahdin. His curiosity was seeded when he was invited aboard to watch the work being done and hearing stories of the old steamships, the great Mount Kineo resort, and the realization that this remote area was once the edge of civilization where the wealthy and sometimes famous came to play. After moving away to go to school and start a career, Ryan was able to take up SCUBA diving with the primary goal of fulfilling his childhood dream of seeing what the lake was hiding underwater. Upon surfacing from his very first Moosehead Lake dive on the Kineo steamer remain and feeling like Jacques Cousteau of the great north woods, he realized he wanted to use his skills to share with others the excitement of seeing what lies below. As he puts it, “real history you can see and touch exists on the bottom of Moosehead Lake.”

The Story
To think you could take a train from Boston, New York, or other big cities beyond and be dropped off in the middle of the wilderness, several hundred miles from anywhere…right at the water’s edge of Moosehead Lake, then take a steamboat to a grand 600-guest resort hotel in the midst of the Maine woods. In 1900 you could do this. Thousands of people escaped from the hustle, bustle, and heat of the cities to the wilderness of the Moosehead Lake Region – for the same reasons they do today. Now imagine over 25 steamboats cruising Moosehead Lake ferrying tourists, sportsmen, businessmen, and cargo, or even towing logs. What happened to all of them? While we can’t go back in time, we can visit the underwater remains of the steamboats, show their history, and tell the stories of those whose lives were impacted. By combining highdefinition underwater video, interviews, and historic images, this historical documentary tells the real-life tale of three sunken steamboats and what happened to them, while also providing an overview of steam-boating history on Moosehead Lake.


The Project
We hope you can join us on April 4th for this presentation. You can also find out more about this project and how you can support its production, at http://mooseheadsteamboats.com/.

Boston sea rovers 2019

About the Boston Sea Rovers

The Boston Sea Rovers is a 501C3 not for profit volunteer organization dedicated to increasing awareness and appreciation of the marine environment. We are one of the oldest and most distinguished underwater clubs in America , and have a worldwide reputation of excellence. While the membership has changed repeatedly over the years, we still hold true to a pledge that was inspired in 1954, and we remain dedicated to “Raising the Level of Knowledge of the Underwater World”. In order to achieve this lofty goal, the early members of the club designed and invented the first underwater film show available to the general public. They called that first production a Clinic, and we have held the event every year since.
The Clinic now comprises an entire weekend, which is typically the second full weekend in March. The event is held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel-Boston North Shore. The Clinic consists of a world renowned film festival where international underwater film makers present and premier their most recent works, over forty daytime seminars covering a wide variety of topics, workshops focused on hands-on training, and an exhibit hall filled with equipment, travel destinations, dive clubs, and more.

Exhibitors
Come see us at Booth 31 & 31!

Daytime Seminars
We recommend seeing:
Taveuni and the Kingdom of Tonga by Andrew Martinez
The Glow Below by Charles Mazel
Has Jaws Come Home by Greg Skomal
Captain Kidd, Petroglyphs, Elephants & Guns: Finds in the Connecticut River by Annette Spaulding
Saturday Night Film Festival
This is surely one of the best parts of the whole weekend. This year boasts big names like Sylvia Earle, Robert Ballard, Brian Skerry, Joe Romeiro, Roger Munns, Michel Labrecque & Julie Ouimet. This years film festival is a MUST SEE!

Buy Tickets Here

Local Event: Diving the Mid Atlantic Range

THURSDAY NIGHT – DEC 13th

A Tale of 2 Islands – Diving the Mid Atlantic Range
Presentation by Faith Ortins of Blue Green Expeditions
Avid diver, longtime Froggie member, and wonderful friend, Faith Ortins, will be presenting at the Dec 13th NSF Club Meeting this week. Please join us for a wonderful evening as Faith shares with us a story of two islands (The Azores and Iceland)
Both islands sit on the mid-Atlantic Ridge, but have very different ecosystems – above and below the water. But both are uniquely beautiful thanks to the geothermal activity that has shaped them.
They will both be on your bucket list after this!
Friends and Family of the Froggies are invited for this wonderful event. Please park in the Shetland Park area and be courteous to our hosts at Palmers’s Cover Yacht Club by remaining in the presentation room for the event.
PCYC, 74 Leavitt St, Salem, MA 01970

November Gear Maintenance Special

VIPS Include the Air Fill — Hydros include Hydro, VIP and Air Fill

Regulator Overhauls include all stages. Airsources are not included in this promotion.

This special is for half price LABOR ONLY. Parts are still regular prices. Please allow extra time for inspections to be done. This promotion does not include battery changes or drysuit repairs.

Promotion is from November 1st – November 30th, 2018

NO SALES TAX + DISCOUNTS + RAFFLES

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Pay ZERO tax on all items plus receive 10% off gear and accessories!

WIN RAFFLE PRIZES!

 

Aqualung i100 Wrist Computers


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Getting Cold? Layer Up!

Getting Cold? Layer Up!

Being a cold water diver means knowing how to keep our body warm so we can enjoy our local waters. Although we deck ourselves out in 7mm wetsuits, hood, boots and gloves sometimes we need a little extra to keep us comfortable in the water. Here are some of our recommendations to keep you warm!

O’Neill Thermo-X Shirts

  • Thermo-X 220g nylon/spandex fabric with HyperDry offers lightweight insulation and minimal water absorption
  • Provides core insulation that’s low-bulk and dries quickly
  • UPF 50 sun protection
  • $60.00
  • We offer both Men’s & Women’s Sizes

Henderson Thermaxx 3mm Vests

• Super soft, high stretch neoprene.
• Fire Fleece™ lining.
• Double glued and double (interior & exterior) stitched seams provide longevity, confidence, and performance in the most demanding conditions.
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• Velcro®-resistant outer fabric.
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• 10-year Limited Warranty
• $110
• Sizes XS-3XL

Aqualung 6/5/3 Hooded Vests

 

  • 6mm super-stretch neoprene is used on the hood with a 4mm skin-in-face seal which is designed to be easily trimmed
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Wetsox Thermal Sock

  •  Frictionless out layer allows you to slide in or out of any wetsuit or boots easily
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NEW Aqualung Phazer Fin

From beginner to expert, Aqua Lung’s Phazer fin, with its revolutionary composite wave rib technology, provides the perfect balance for divers to produce powerful kicks with easy but energy-maximizing movements. Designed and produced with a tri-material construction and an advanced canalization system, everything about this fin is engineered to optimize the energy you load and release with every kick.

Come try a pair on at the shop!

Underwater Photography Exhibit

Underwater Photography from New England and Around the World
GLOUCESTER MA ¬– The Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to present “Underwater Photography from New England and Around the World” as its third Summer Artist Show at Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck.

Eight members of Undersea Divers Photo Society are exhibiting photographs taken at dive locations on Cape Ann and around the world, all of which will be for sale.

The show runs from July 19 to August 13, 2018 at Gallery 53 with an Opening Reception on Saturday, July 21 from 6 to 8pm. Exhibiting artists include Andrea Dec, Steven Coffill, Ellen Garvey, Mike Garvey, Andrew Martinez, Alan Presser, Stephen Setzer, and Daryl Findlay. The show is open Sundays to Thursdays, 10am to 6pm and 10am to 8pm Fridays and Saturdays. 


The Undersea Photo Society is a group of scuba divers with a passion for photographing things most people never get to see. Led by undersea writer, tour guide and photographer, Andrew Martinez, the group meets monthly at Undersea Divers in Danvers where they share their photos and experiences. Martinez has written several books about undersea diving, illustrated with his own photographs. Some of his books will be for sale at the show, which he will sign during the Reception on July 21. The Society has 20-30 members who participate in the meetings. For more information about Undersea Photo Society or about scuba diving please visit www.underseadivers.com.


Housed in a historic waterfront building at 53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gallery 53 is conveniently located between the Studio and Rudder Restaurants at 53 Rocky Neck Ave in Gloucester, MA. Artists are selected for their creativity, technical skill, and distinctive style. The gallery provides the community with thought-provoking Summer Artist Series (SAS) shows and a place to purchase affordable locally-made art. Paintings, jewelry, pottery, wood, glass, mixed-media, hand-pulled prints, and photography are creatively displayed. For more information about Gallery 53 call 978-282-0917.

WHAT:
Underwater Photography from New England and around the World

WHO:
Undersea Divers Photo Society members: Andrea Dec, Steven Coffill, Ellen Garvey, Mike Garvey, Andrew Martinez, Alan Presser, and Stephen Setzer

WHEN:
July 19 to August 13 with a reception on Saturday, July 21, 2018

WHERE:
Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck, 53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA 
Contact: Judy Robinson-Cox
Gallery 53 publicist and marketing manager
978-290-2639
gallery53@rockyneckartcolony.org

 

 

The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization nurtures excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public. Long renowned for its luminous light, this harbor and coastal location has been a magnet for some of the most revered realist paintings in American art and a catalyst for the progressive ideas of artists from Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Milton Avery, and Nell Blaine, among many others. Today Rocky Neck continues to attract artists and art lovers to a thriving creative community. For up to date information visit rockyneckartcolony.org.