Nathalie Lasselin H20 Secrets Award Winning DVD J.B. King - book50
This is the award winning DVD about the J.B. KING! This fantastic DVD features: One of the privileges of diving is the ability to bring alive history and stories from the deep. The H2O Secrets documentary about the J.B. King is no exception. By Nathalie Lasselin The J.B. King was the biggest drilling barge in Canada in 1930 having 12 drills. The 26th of June, 1930, it became a disaster for the town of Brockville. Of the 42-man crew, 30 died that day. Ev Snider, 97 years old, is the sole living survivor Located just below the seaway in the St Lawrence River (Ontario, Canada), the King is considered as a technical wreck, not so much because of the depth, which is only 150 feet deep, but because of the location and current, which can be as strong as 4 knots. The wreck looks like just a pile of debris at first sight because it was a drilling barge that exploded, leaving nothing intact except the working boat. It took the team a lot of dives to figure out the wreck and I was amazed how little we knew about it. It is not even a hundred years old but still, lots of information is gone forever. The King is part of H2O secrets documentaries produced by Pixnat Run time: 52 minutes Widescreen The St. Lawrence River is the longest inland seaway in the world. It took 350 years to transform it into the blue highway we now know. Within its history, the biggest marine industrial disaster in Canada occurred, the loss of the biggest drilling barge, the J.B. King. 78 years after the accident, Nathalie Lasselin put together a team of rebreather divers to rediscover this lost story. Confronting the depth and current, the team will go on a journey to identify the exploded wreck's remains and honour the memory of the men who lost their lives. In a split second, among the 42 on board, 30 lost their lives. The bodies of seventeen men were never recovered. Today, the sole survivor Ev Snider recounts that fatal day. H2O Secrets shares these mysterious underwater treasures. Below the surface, a world of marine heritage, biodiversity, and endless discovery awaits.