ADMAT’s “Excavating Shipwrecks Lecture Series” Onboard Seabourn Legend and Seabourn Pride

Dr Spooner with the   Seabourn Pride

Dr Spooner with the Seabourn Pride

Dr Spooner and Christine Nielsen

Dr Spooner and Christine Nielsen

As part of ADMAT’s continuing educational work, Dr. Spooner and Christine Nielsen were invited to give ADMAT’s “Excavating Lecture Series” of Lectures on the Seabourn Pride in November and the Seabourn Legend in December. These ships are exclusive mini cruise liners with only 200 passengers. For the November trip, we went from Boston to Fort Lauderdale via Bermuda. Each year for the last five years ADMAT have been asked to do a number of enrichment lectures, on this line as well as Cunard, where we give lectures on the QE2 and QM2.

During this lecture series five lectures were given to the ship, outlining the excellent work ONPCS and ADMAT are doing in the protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage for the Dominican Republic. Lectures were given to an international audience outlining, what is maritime archaeology, basic ship construction, The Tile Wreck, The Carron Wreck, The La Viette and the downfall of Napoleon and Le Casimir. These lectures were filmed for continual playback on the ship. As usual the lecture series was well received and it was very good promotion for the Dominican Republic and Monte Cristi.

On the Seabourn Legend as part of the Christmas and New Year cruise we visited: Fort Lauderdale, Charlotte Amalie, (St. John, US Virgin Islands), Gustavia, (St. Barts), Pointe-à-Pitre, (Guadeloupe), Bridgetown, (Barbados), Virgin Gorda (BVI), Cruz Bay, (St. John - US Virgin Islands), San Juan (Puerto Rico), & Fort Lauderdale.