Join us at the North Shore Frogmens Club for a presentation by our very own Shaun Maguire. Shaun’s presentation will highlight common gear issues involving your regulator setup and BCD. Learn how to identify these issues and steps that can be taken to solve them. All our welcome to this free event!
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/.
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.
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!
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.
Tis the season for great deals on scuba and snorkeling gear. It’s a great time to get yourself set-up for your winter travels to warm water destinations. We have put together some specials with items that will enhance your local and warm water travel diving!
ALL SALES FINAL ON USED ITEMS, RENTAL GEAR AND DISCONTINUED ITEMS
BONUS GIFT CERTIFICATES CANNOT BE USED ON THE SALE WEEKEND. FUTURE PURCHASE ONLY
CLASSES PURCHASED ON SALE DATE MUST BE USED WITHIN 1 YEAR OF SALE DATE
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
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.
• Henderson’s patterns have evolved over 50 years from USA standards. Every TherMAXX wetsuit style is patterned, cut, sewn and fitted in the USA, prior to any production manufacturing.
• Velcro®-resistant outer fabric.
• YKK #10 zipper.
• Zipper tether.
• 10-year Limited Warranty
• 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
The front and back panels are 5mm neoprene, with 3mm panels on the side for increased stretch and fit, allowing for easy donning and doffing of the vest
A bubble vent is built into the hood to allow trapped exhaust bubbles to easily escape
Sizes XS – 2XL
Wetsox Thermal Sock
Frictionless out layer allows you to slide in or out of any wetsuit or boots easily
Sandwiched Neoprene construction adds +1mm of insulation beneath your boots
Four-way stretch material that fits your body like a second skin
Flatlock stitch to avoid ‘seem rub’
Increases the life of your gear
Works with any wetsuit or boot with no need to size u
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