Photography News

October Blowout Sale!

We have our big End of Summer Sale coming up on October 14th & 15th. Everything new in the shop will go on sale along with used gear from our rental fleet. We sell off our rental wetsuits, BCDs and Regulator Setups. We will have some used tanks but a very small amount so if you are interested we recommend getting here early on the 14th.

Won’t be around that weekend? No problem! We are happy to take your order early. We are also happy to provide quotes early so you can plan out your gear list and costs. Just get in touch with us at dive@underseadivers.com or give us a call at 978-927-9551. It’s a great time to check out our new location if you have not already stopped by!

May Newsletter

 

NOW IN STOCK! Olympus TG-4 Cameras & Housing!

Olympus announced their newest and most advanced Tough camera: the Olympus TG-4. Much to our satisfaction, Olympus has finally included the ability to capture photos in RAW in a Tough series camera. This, along with the best macro capabilities of any compact camera, will offer TG-4 shooters an incredible amount of flexibility. Put the already waterproof TG-4 into the PT-056 housing to go deeper and put your shooting limits to the test!

MAY 13th & 14th SALE

Boat Dives

New SeaLife Fluro- Dual Beam

Reveal amazing, alien-like colors with
the new Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam
No other Fluoro light creates such an impressive fluorescence emission.
See the reef in a whole new light.

 

Get Your Lobster Permit!

Get ready for your dive season with your lobster permit! You can do online right now!

Larry Hits 25 Years of Being a PADI PRO!

Our very own Larry Bettencourt just hit his 25th year of being a PADI PRO! We want to congratulate Larry on this amazing accomplishment. He is fun to work with and always loves sharing his passion and love for the ocean with others. We love the family we have built here at Undersea Divers!

NEW TRIP: Philippines: Liveaboard and 3 FREE NIGHTS in Dumaguete!

This is a VERY RARE trip that we were lucky enough to book! This live-aboard /land package only happens once a year! Not only does this trip happen once a year, we are giving you 3 NIGHTS FREE at the Dumaguete Resort! You will start by 7 nights accommodation on the Azores Tubbataha Live-aboard where we will cruise and dive the Tubbataha Reef on our way to Dumaguete. The boat will dock in Dumaguete where you will finish off your trip with 3 nights stay at the Atlantis Dumaguete resort for FREE! Well known underwater photographer Andrew Martinez will be your trip guide.

Azores Tubbataha Boat: June 8th – June 15th, 2019
Dumaguete Land Resort: June 15th – June 18th, 2019

10 Quirky Underwater Facts

The next time you’re killing an hour during your surface interval, break out these 10 quirky underwater facts to astonish your fellow divers

Your Monthly Dose of Scuba Humor

DIVE TRAVEL with UNDERSEA DIVERS

Dominica
November 4th – 11th, 2017
Join us in Dominica November 4th – 11th, 2017. We ran a trip to Dominica this past November and loved it so we decided to head back to this lush island again. This time around we will be staying at a new resort, Fort Young in the heart of Rouseau. The trip we have booked is both for diving and nature tours so make sure you see what is included in the package!
Trip Details

Bonaire
December 2nd – 9th, 2017
We are headed back to our favorite island December 2nd – 9th, 2017. For over 30 years Undersea Divers has been running trips to this “Diver’s Paradise” and divers have been coming back year after year. If you’ve never been to Bonaire, don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience pure diving freedom. Bonaire’s pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the Caribbean. Because the waters around Bonaire are designated as an official marine park, diving Bonaire is like diving the Caribbean the way it used to be – untouched and unspoiled.

Trip Details

Bonaire
February 24th – March 3rd, 2018
We are headed back to our favorite island February 24th – March 3rd. For over 30 years Undersea Divers has been running trips to this “Diver’s Paradise” and divers have been coming back year after year. If you’ve never been to Bonaire, don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience pure diving freedom. Bonaire’s pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the Caribbean. Because the waters around Bonaire are designated as an official marine park, diving Bonaire is like diving the Caribbean the way it used to be – untouched and unspoiled.

Trip Details

Fiji
March 24th – April 3rd, 2018
Join us at the VoliVoli Beach Resort in Fiji March 24th – April 3rd, 2018. This trip of a lifetime features an all inclusive plan for 10 nights with 8 days of diving. The area around VoliVoli is the Vatu-I-Ra passage also known as the Bligh Waters known for its abundance and diversity of marine life. The beautiful hard and soft corals will leave you in awe.
Trip Details

Maldives Liveaboard
January 17th -26th, 2019
The Maldives is one of the top all around dive destinations on the planet. Drift over the channels, linger over the pinnacles or the drop-offs. Or the valleys of soft corals and gardens of hard corals crowded with fish, nearly always tame. Tropicals to pelagics. Snappers, morays, mantas, turtles, sharks and whalesharks.

Trip Details

Upcoming Classes

Open Water Diver (class & pool sessions)
May 6th & 7th: Full
May 9-11-16-18
June 3rd & 4th: Full
June 6-8-13-15
June 17th & 18th

Enriched Air Diver
Anytime: Call to Schedule

DrySuit Diver
June 17th & 18th

Try Scuba & Refresher Courses
May 11th
June 8th

Advanced Open Water Diver
May 24-27-28-31
June 22-24-25-29

Rescue Diver
June 14-15-17-18

SeaLife Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam Light

Reveal amazing, alien-like colors with
the new Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam

No other Fluoro light creates such an impressive fluorescence emission.
See the reef in a whole new light
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SeaLife’s Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam integrates CREE Royal Blue LED’s and a dichroic filter to create the optimal wavelength to excite underwater life. The versatile light switches from a blue fluoro 65° flood to an 800 lumen 15° spot with a push of a button. The Fluoro-Dual Beam was created in partnership withFireDiveGear, the foremost expert on Fluoro Diving and Imaging.

The Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam can quickly adjust between four light modes: 100% fluoro flood, 50% fluoro flood, 100% white spot, and 50% white spot. Its rechargeable Lithium Ion 7.4V, 3400mAh, 25Wh battery delivers power for a continuous 2 hours at 100% fluoro emission. Depth rated down to 330ft/100m.

Enhance your underwater fluoro-viewing with the two included universal, barrier filters. The face mask filters out the residual presence of blue light emitted by the light. The second filter attaches to any underwater camera with a lens diameter up to 47mm.

Pair the Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam with the DC2000 or another camera of your choice with the included Flex-Connect™ Single Tray, Grip, and 1″ Ball Joint (SL995).

MSRP: $499.95     Available now!

Note: The Fluoro-Dual Beam is NOT an ultraviolet light. UV lights can be harmful to your eyes and those of many sea creatures. The SeaLife Fluoro-Dual Beam creates a better Fluoro response than UV lights for an impressive and safe underwater display of colors.
Why Use Blue Light For Underwater Fluorescence
Rather Than UV Light?


Fluoro-Dual Beam Specifications
Switchable dual beams 
features six CREE XT-E Royal Blue LED’s (450-460nm) flood beam and one CREE XP-L LED white spot beam
26 watt/m2 fluoro output and 800 lumens at 100% 
65° fluorescent wide angle beam and 15° white spot beam angle evenly illuminates the subject
One button control for easy operation – one button to power light on/off and select brightness
Four brightness levels: 100% fluoro flood, 50% fluoro flood, 100% white spot, and 50% white spot
Hidden emergency signal mode: 1 second blink interval and SOS Morse code
120 minute burn time at full power and constant brightness
Depth rated to 330 feet/100 meters
Quick-release button to detach light and aim in crevices and hard to reach areas
Includes integrated dichroic filter and two universal barrier filters for your dive mask and camera for optimal fluoro viewing and photography
Corrosion-proof metal light head for heat dispersion and durability
Removable 25W Li-Ion battery w/ charger and international plug adapters included
Waterproof battery compartment – even if the O-ring seal fails, the battery compartment is isolated so water cannot reach the internal electronics
Universal mounting screw fits SeaLife and other brands of underwater cameras w/ standard ¼-20 tripod mount 

Check out the incredible new SeaLife DC2000 camera. The DC2000 pairs well with any Sea Dragon Light including the Fluoro-Dual Beam.
Dive with the new SeaLife DC2000

HUGE SALE May 13th & 14th

 

We have our Big Annual Spring Sale coming up in a few weeks. Pretty much everything in the store will be going on sale that is new. We will also have some assorted used items like tanks, hoods, boots, lights, etc. If you cannot make it on the sale day, no problem! We will be happy to take your order early so stop on in or give us a call.

SALE HOURS

Saturday 10am – 5pm 
Sunday 10am – 3pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUI Yukon Dry Suit

NEW  DUI YUKON DRYSUIT

NOW IN STOCK at Undersea Divers

INTRODUCING THE YUKON! DUI invented the telescopic torso self-donning front-entry drysuit. The Yukon is the latest model that features rip-stop nylon and butyl rubber/polyester trilaminate for comfort, flexibility and durability. Attached Superflex boots are standard for support and flexibility. Cargo pocket and latex seals are also standard. Doesn’t matter if you’re diving the HMCS Yukon in San Diego, or spending the weekend diving the quarry, we know you’re going to love this suit.

Yukon Drysuit by DUIFEATURES

  • Drysuit fabric is a trilaminate material made from ripstop nylon/butyl rubber/polyester with double coated seams
  • Diagonal front-entry zipper – right shoulder to left hip
  • Telescoping torso and crotch strap
  • Suspenders
  • Apeks swivel inlet and adjustable, automatic exhaust valves
  • YKK plastic zipper
  • Warm neck collar
  • Cargo Pocket on right thigh
  • Dual layer of material on knees
  • Internal waist adjustment cord
  • Talc
  • SuperFlex™ Boots
  • Blue accent stitching
  • 36″ Miflex Hose with oversized quick disconnect

ADDITIONAL INFO
2 year warranty
15 – Men’s/ 18 – Women’s Sizes Available
Miflex 36″ inflation hose included

Download Yukon Drysuit .pdf flyer

Select from 15 Men’s and 18 Women’s Sizes – See Size Chart
Price: $1499

February News

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Hello Divers!

Did January fly by fast for you too?! We can’t believe it’s already February! This month does bring us some extra fun though; Shaun and 22 divers are headed to Roatan for a weeks worth of fun in the sun. We will keep you updated with photos and videos from them!

Despite the colder temperatures, there are a handful of divers still diving off of Cape Ann! The water is sitting right around the high 30’s, low 40’s. Some divers are still going wet but adding an extra layer so don’t think it’s too cold for you wetsuit divers! There have been some rough seas and surge but the visibility hasn’t been too bad. People are seeing moon snails, shrimp and nudibranchs among some other critters.

We had a fun Photo Society meeting with images presented from Bonaire and Ambon Indonesia. This month we look forward to more member presentations. You can view details below for the event.

We would also like to announce that we have a new team member, James Allan. James is a PADI Instructor and was the Boston Sea Rovers intern in 2016. He is enthusiastic and excited for the 2017 dive season. We know you will love him as much as we do.

We have a few new items in the shop with out most exciting being the new Flip5 filters for the GoPro HERO5 made by Backscatter. You can read all about them below.

Make sure to mark your calendar for the Boston Sea Rovers show on March 11th & 12th. You can learn more about the show and purchase tickets below.

We hope to see you soon!
Happy Diving!

Photo Society Meeting

 This month we will have 2 photo presenters. Ellen Garvey will kick off the meeting with images from her trip to the Solomon Islands. Greg Sonek will follow with a presentation of images from his trip to Raja Ampat.

Date: Thursday February 23rd
Location: 42 Water Street, Beverly
Time: 7:00pm

Diving Dry with DUI 

In this article, James Allan talks about what it was like to get Drysuit certified and dive his DUI TLS350.

40 Insider Tips for Dive Travel

Now that winter is here, a lot of us are venturing to warm water destinations. Sport Diver Magazine knows there are many questions as a new warm water travel diver. What should I pack? Do I need new gear? What should I expect? So SDM has created a list of 40 Insider Tips for Dive Travel. 

New Camera: SeaLife DC2000

We now carry Sealife’s newest camera, the DC2000. The DC2000 is an easy to use point and shoot camera that provides the photographer the ability to adjust manual controls and RAW formatting capabilities. Learn More Here. 

 Flip 5 Filters for GoPro HERO 3, 4, & 5

The new filters for the GoPro HERO5 Camera are now in stock. These filters are high quality, made by Backscatter. You may or may not know that filters are needed for cameras underwater to put the color back into the images so your photos and videos come out with “true” colors. With the Flip5  3 lens package you can flip between any 2 filters on the same dive with a touch of a finger.  Backscatter also offers a one filter system along with a Macro lens to get up close and personal with little critters. Don’t waste any more time taking dull photos!, Get your filters today and see how your images and videos benefit. You will look like a pro!

Diving the Silfra Fissure in Iceland

Back in December, Shaun and 2 divemasters went to Iceland to dive the famous Silfra Fissure. This dive is fresh water with visibility like you have never seen before. The other aspect of diving there is that you can touch 2 continents at one time! But, there is no life here at all. You must be drysuit certified to dive here but you won’t regret it! To learn more about the Silfra Fissure click here. 

Utila: A Diver’s Dream Destination

Head on over to our blog where Undersea Divers instructor James Allan tells you all about how he fell in love with Utila.

 

How to Use a Compass Underwater

Sport Diver Magazine gives you step by step instructions on how to use your compass correctly and accurately underwater, a skill most of us shy away from.

 

Boston Sea Rovers March 11th & 12th

Save the date! The annual Boston Sea Rovers show is March 11th & 12th. This show includes daytime seminars, exhibitors where you can learn about new dive trips and gear as well as an evening Film Festival.  We will be having a booth in the exhibitor hall so make sure you stop on by! Buy Tickets

DIVE TRAVEL with UNDERSEA DIVERS

Dominica


November 4th – 11th, 2017
Join us in Dominica November 4th – 11th, 2017. We ran a trip to Dominica this past November and loved it so we decided to head back to this lush island again. This time around we will be staying at a new resort, Fort Young in the heart of Rouseau. The trip we have booked is both for diving and nature tours so make sure you see what is included in the package!

Trip Details

Bonaire


December 2nd – 9th, 2017
We are headed back to our favorite island December 2nd – 9th, 2017. For over 30 years Undersea Divers has been running trips to this “Diver’s Paradise” and divers have been coming back year after year. If you’ve never been to Bonaire, don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience pure diving freedom. Bonaire’s pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the Caribbean. Because the waters around Bonaire are designated as an official marine park, diving Bonaire is like diving the Caribbean the way it used to be – untouched and unspoiled.

Trip Details

Fiji


March 24th – April 3rd, 2018
Join us at the VoliVoli Beach Resort in Fiji March 24th – April 3rd, 2018. This trip of a lifetime features an all inclusive plan for 10 nights with 8 days of diving. The area around VoliVoli is the Vatu-I-Ra passage also known as the Bligh Waters known for its abundance and diversity of marine life. The beautiful hard and soft corals will leave you in awe.

Trip Details

Upcoming Classes

Open Water Diver (class & pool sessions)
March 4th & 11th 9am-4pm
More will be scheduled very soon so check back!

Enriched Air Diver
Anytime: Call to Schedule

DrySuit Diver
Anytime: Call to Schedule

Try Scuba & Refresher Courses
February 4th 1pm – 3pm
March 4th 1pm – 3pm

 

SeaLife Introduces New Camera: DC2000

DC2000

We now carry Sealife’s newest camera, the DC2000. The DC2000 is an easy to use point and shoot camera that provides the photographer the ability to adjust manual controls and RAW formatting capabilities. Learn more about this new camera below.

SeaLife’s most advanced camera

Enjoy full creative freedom with SeaLife’s new DC2000 digital underwater camera. Featuring a large SONY® 1” type back-illuminated 20MP image sensor and RAW formatting capabilities, the DC2000 will let your underwater inspirations guide you to stunning results.

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Full featured with nearly unlimited editing options

With an ultra-fast auto focus and shutter response, you’ll never miss a shot with the SeaLife DC2000. Take control of your creativity by selecting from the 8 shooting modes: manual, aperture, underwater, shutter, program, intelligent auto, land, and panorama. JPEG and RAW (Adobe .dng) imaging formats are available, providing you with nearly endless photo editing options.

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Get the best of both worlds

With DSLR-like imaging results, you’ll want to make the DC2000’s waterproof inner camera your go-to land camera with the ability to capture rich landscapes and stunning close-ups and portraits.

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Ultra-fast shutter response of 0.1 seconds

4 Underwater Shooting Modes for sharp, colorful underwater pictures under any conditions

3 built-in underwater digital color correction filters: shallow water (snorkeling), deep water (diving) or “green” water (algae bloom)

25 Land Scene modes adjust camera settings for specific shooting environments

Intelligent Auto Mode selects the optimal land scene mode for effortless shooting

Continuous Burst Shooting shoots high resolution 20MP pictures up to 10 frames per second

Manual White Balance control to customize UW color correction to your specific depth and water conditions

Manual shutter and aperture for complete control over image exposure from F1.8 to F11 in 0.3 stop increments

Auto focus from 4”(10cm) to infinity

Micro SD, SDHC SDXC and UHS-1 memory card compatible up to 64GB

Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) – CCD shift technology reduces camera shake

Short-cut key for fast and easy access to favorite menu setting

Expandable with Sea Dragon Flash(es), Photo-Video Lights and SeaLife SL975 Fisheye lens 

Rubber armored, shock-resistant for rough handling and tough environments

Depth rated down to 200ft/60m (camera in housing)

Depth rated down to 60ft/18m (inner camera)

What’s in the Box:

Underwater Housing for DC2000
DC2000 Inner-camera
Rechargeable 1130 mAh, 3.7V Battery
60cm USB cable (Micro B plug type)
Wall Charger (5V, 1A)
Int’l plug adapters
Camera case
Wrist strap for inner camera
Wrist strap with clip for UW housing
Flash Link optical cable adapter for UW housing
Moisture Muncher 2-capsule sample pack
Instruction Manual
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Scuba News: January 2017

Hello Divers!
It’s hard to believe it’s 2017! As another year begins we are excited for the endless possibilities it brings us. We look forward to our warm water trips we have booked along with new events, classes, programs and gear we have in store for you. We begin 2017 with a Photo Society Meeting featuring 2 presentations by customers. As February hits we get ready for our trip back to Roatan with 21 divers. Then not to soon after that we head to Ambon Indonesia with 23 divers! We are continuing our class and pool sessions throughout the winter months. We know this is the time that a lot of people travel, we are fully stocked with masks, fins, snorkels, wet suits, luggage and everything else you would need for a dive or snorkel trip! We would like to thank all of you for your continued support of our shop. We appreciate each and everyone of you. We look forward to diving and creating new memories with you in 2017!!
Undersea Divers Staff

Photo Society

We have 2 presenters to kick off the 2017 season. Andrea has just returned from a 2 week trip from Ambon Indonesia where she stayed at Maluku Divers. This is the same destination we will be heading in March so come check out the cool unique critters you will see. Second we have Stephen Setzer who joined us on our December Bonaire trip who will be showing some amazing images. We hope to see everyone there!
Date: Thursday January 26th
Location: 42 Water Street, Beverly
Time: 7:00pm

New Book: Shipwrecks North of Boston 

Our shipment of the newest edition of Shipwrecks North of Boston by local diver and captain, Raymond Bates have arrived at the store! ($20)
We also have posters of the North Shore will all of the locations of the wrecks for $10. Learn the history of our local waters!

Focus Lap Swimming Snorkel 

The Focus swim training snorkel features a unique, low-profile design that has been engineered for maximum comfort and durability, allowing the swimmer to focus solely on technique and proper body position by eliminating breathing motion.

Unique, low-profile, hydrodynamic tube reduces drag and eases breathing

Increases cardiovascular strength and lung capacity

Adjustable light weight head bracket with integrated cushion ensures comfortable fit

Silicone Comfo-Bite mouthpiece minimizes jaw fatigue

One-way purge valve positioned to maximize clearing of excess water

Triangular tube shape inhibits side-to-side rotation

 New Mask: Aqualung Profile

• Frameless mask folds flat for easy storage in a pocket making it the perfect back-up mask

• Single lens provides exceptional field of vision

• Very low volume

• High quality liquid injection silicone with double sealed skirt

• 2 piece clear mask box included • Skirt measures 12.2cm W x 10.8cm H (4.8” x 4.3”)

• Backed by our Exclusive Deep See Lifetime Warranty

New Computer: Aqualung i750T

The i750TC combines the best of today’s most advanced performance features with an out-of-the-box simple to use interface. Every feature thoughtfully maximizes your focus on the dive experience. Thanks to its exceptionally crisp OLED color screen, easy-to-use interface and 3-axis compass, reading your dive data has never been easier. And tracking and sharing your dive takes just seconds with its Bluetooth Smart wireless connectivity to your mobile device. With optional hoseless gas integration and a paired-for-life optional transmitter, your dive is off to a quick start. Powerful technology and engineering meets intuitive and compact in the i750TC.

Boston Sea Rovers Show

Save the date! The annual Boston Sea Rovers show is March 11th & 12th. This show includes daytime seminars, exhibitors where you can learn about new dive trips and gear as well as an evening Film Festival.  We will be having a booth in the exhibitor hall so make sure you stop on by!

Best Underwater Photos of 2016

This year may have been a rough one up here on Earth’s dry surface, but beneath the waves ocean life flourished and dazzled. The world’s most prestigious underwater photography competition has just announced its winning images for 2016—and they’re absolutely spellbinding.

 

The Ocean Art Photography competition has been ongoing for six years, and with each iteration, contestants seem to find new ways of capturing the alien beauty of life underwater. 2016 saw prizes handed out to 95 photographers from over 60 countries, in categories encompassing science (marine life behavior, reefscapes, and nudibranchs) and camera technology (wide angle, novice DSLR, and super-macro), not to mention the occasional highly-conceptual image of a dude repairing a beamer engine at the bottom of a pool.

See all Photos Here

DIVE TRAVEL with UNDERSEA DIVERS

Dominica


November 4th – 11th, 2017
Join us in Dominica November 4th – 11th, 2017. We ran a trip to Dominica this past November and loved it so we decided to head back to this lush island again. This time around we will be staying at a new resort, Fort Young in the heart of Rouseau. The trip we have booked is both for diving and nature tours so make sure you see what is included in the package!

Trip Details

Bonaire


December 2nd – 9th, 2017
We are headed back to our favorite island December 2nd – 9th, 2017. For over 30 years Undersea Divers has been running trips to this “Diver’s Paradise” and divers have been coming back year after year. If you’ve never been to Bonaire, don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience pure diving freedom. Bonaire’s pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the Caribbean. Because the waters around Bonaire are designated as an official marine park, diving Bonaire is like diving the Caribbean the way it used to be – untouched and unspoiled.

Trip Details

Fiji


March 24th – April 3rd, 2018
Join us at the VoliVoli Beach Resort in Fiji March 24th – April 3rd, 2018. This trip of a lifetime features an all inclusive plan for 10 nights with 8 days of diving. The area around VoliVoli is the Vatu-I-Ra passage also known as the Bligh Waters known for its abundance and diversity of marine life. The beautiful hard and soft corals will leave you in awe.

Trip Details

Upcoming Classes

Open Water Diver (class & pool sessions)
January 28th & February 4th  9am-4pm
March 4th & 11th   9am-4pm
Enriched Air Diver
Anytime: Call to Schedule
Try Scuba & Refresher Courses 
January 28th   2pm-4pm
February 4th    1pm – 3pm
March 4th         1pm – 3pm

Fun Videos

Eel vs. Octopus, Then Eel vs. Cameraman | National Geographic
Cuttlefish Hunting Prey | CUTTLEFISH BOLERO | Australian
Aqua Lung - i750TC Dive Computer
GoPro: Introducing HERO5 Black

Shipwrecks North of Boston

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Our shipment of the newest edition of Shipwrecks North of Boston by local diver and captain, Raymond Bates have arrived at the store! ($20)
We also have posters of the North Shore will all of the locations of the wrecks for $10. Learn the history of our local waters!

Synopsis: 

Shipwrecks North Of Boston Volume Two: Cape Ann is the second installment of Capt. Raymond H. Bates Jr.’s history of the maritime disasters that occurred along Boston’s North Shore. Whereas volume one explored the shipwrecks between Winthrop and Magnolia, volume two continues north up the coast encompassing the waters from Magnolia around Cape Ann and ends at the mouth of the Essex River off Coffins Beach. Over 600 shipwrecks are documented at the listing section at the back of the book while fifty three chapters explore in detail wrecks dating from 1635-1977. Stories of the imperiled mariners fighting furiously against the elements to survive are related as well as the valiant efforts of the lifesaving crews ashore rushing to their relief. These tales of human endurance are relevant even to those in modern day society. While relief was often the goal of the rescuers, others at times sought to benefit from their misfortunes by looting the cargoes and personal effects that washed ashore. As this book relates the citizens of Cape Ann as a whole acted in the highest benevolence towards the endangered fellow mariners and brought relief to the shipwrecked survivors as well as the respectful internment to those who perished. Volume Two is richly illustrated with actual photos of the wrecks as well as artists renderings of earlier incidents. A brief history of Cape Ann is explored at the beginning of the book relating its maritime legacy in times of peace and war. Its three main industries; fishing, shipbuilding and stone quarrying defined the capes economic resurgence from the early colonial times to the present day. Surrounded by water, the Capes reliance on sturdy vessels for transport contributed to numerous shipwrecks right at its very own doorstep. Volume two brings the reader back to those days of struggle and delivers the stories of triumph and tragedy highlighting Cape Ann’s glorious maritime past.

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