2020 RCGS Expedition
Jill Heinerth and Russell Clark lead a unique expedition of Canada’s ‘Great Island’ - Newfoundland.
The expedition will consist of three legs: Gros Morne National Park, The Burin Peninsula, and Bell Island. At each leg a special community event will take place, with talks and presentations from Jill - the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's Explorer in Residence, and community members.
We will dive the unique and stunning Gadd’s Wall in Gros Morne National Park. We will dive the rarely visited historic shipwrecks of the USS Truxtun and USS Pollux, and we will end the expedition with four WWII shipwrecks sunk off the coast of Bell Island.
We will also be laying a commemorative reef on site at the USS Truxtun in recognition of the lives lost during that event of historical significance.
We will be a self contained group of explorers, we will tow our own twin engine zodiacs, and we will have our own compressors for filling tanks.
This will be an official Expedition of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, with four RCGS Fellows taking part. We'll also be carrying the prestigious RCGS flag.
The RCGS have also given us a small financial donation to help with the memorial plaque. In addition, Canadian retailer, MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) have also contributed funds to help with sustainable expedition equipment.
Expedition support will be through Ocean Quest Adventures in Newfoundland. RIck Stanley and John Olivio will be on had throughout the expedition offering support, and lots of laughs!
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