History for Lunch – International Shipwreck Diving

February 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
South Carolina Maritime Museum
729 Front St
Georgetown, SC 29440
$20 for non-members / $18 for members
Hope McFaddin

Please join us Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at noon to explore the “Mt. Everest of wreck diving”, the Andrea Doria, with veteran shipwreck diver Pete Manchee.

The Andrea Doria. A name that conjures up images of elegance, mystery, danger, and tragedy. The Andrea Doria, dubbed “a floating art gallery”,  was a glamorous ship known for its beauty and style in the twilight years of the classic ocean liners.

On the night of July 25, 1956, the Swedish passenger ship Stockholm collided with the Andrea Doria 50 miles south of Nantucket as the Andrea Doria made her approach into New York. The collision was fatal for the Italian liner. The AndreaDoria eventfully went to the bottom of the Atlantic eleven hours after the collision on July 26, 1956, sinking in approximately 230′ of water.
Due to its depth, the wreck of the Andrea Doria has challenged even the most experienced divers. Considered by many in the diving community to be too dangerous, the Andrea Doria has been a magnet over the years for divers with a desire to test their skills, a thirst for adventure, and a quest to recover the precious artifacts waiting to be discovered deep inside the wreck.

$20 for Lunch and Presentation
$18 for Museum and OLLI Members

For reservations:  Call Hope @ 843-520-0111 or email info@sc-mm.org

History for Lunch is sponsored by Andy Friedman, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Georgetown, SC


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