We have spent the past month almost exclusively reporting on RMS Titanic. It has been quite an adventure revisiting this lost liner and I can certainly report that the second time was better than the first! We had a chance to premiere video footage from the 2005 expedition at Whitaker Center for the Science and Arts this past Friday and this gave me my first opportunity to look at the film footage. Judging from the audience response and my own personal observations, this video footage was much more vibrant and dynamic than the film footage that we took in 2003. We will be releasing segments from this video footage in September so please come back often for the latest news.
In the meantime, let me entice you with some other wrecks that we have had an opportunity to explore throughout the summer. We will update you on a seventeenth century French merchant ship that is reportedly the richest shipwreck find ever recorded that we were the first to dive last December. Another major project that I led was a discovery/exploration project on a lost Navy wreck in collaboration with the US Naval Historical Center and NBC News. The complete two-hour undersea documentary will tentatively be shown by NBC in November. Another lost liner that we will profile in the coming weeks is photos from our Empress of Ireland ten-day diving expedition. We have been spending some time diving the shipwrecks of the St. Lawrence River that we will get you informed about including the oil tanker Jodery. There have been some updates to the Griffon story that we would like to share with our readers in the next week. Another wonderful ship that we have explored this summer is the early Cunard liner SS Oregon, which held the Blue Riband, emblematic of the fastest transatlantic crossing, that collided and sank in 1886.
We have completed our fifth month as a weblog and have had a huge reader response. We would like to thank you for your past support for our shipwreck blog and will promise you that we will continue to give you new and interesting stories directly from the source. We do not regurgitate shipwreck news from other sites, we develop and create the stories from our own experiences and adventures. This fact makes our site most unique and we thank you for making it a tremendous success!