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New Book: Lake Erie Technical Wreck Diving Guide

Discussion in 'Apps, Book and Media Reviews' started by Erik Petkovic, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Erik Petkovic

    Erik Petkovic Angel Fish

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    Coming Soon: Lake Erie Technical Wreck Diving Guide

    LETWDG Final Cover.jpg

    My latest book Lake Erie Technical Wreck Diving Guide will be available 27 Feb 2019. Currently available for pre-order on my website - www.ErikPetkovic.com

    "METICULOUSLY RESEARCHED, NICELY COMPOSED, BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED. I WISH I HAD WRITTEN THIS BOOK."
    - GARY GENTILE, WRECK DIVING LEGEND


    "ERIK RESEARCHES A STORY THE WAY A DETECTIVE EXAMINES A CRIME SCENE, THEN TELLS THE STORY OF THE CALAMITY IN A WAY THAT MAKES YOU FEEL AS THOUGH YOU WERE THERE. THIS BOOK IS THE BLENDING OF HIS INVESTIGATIVE TALENTS AND SOME OF THE WORLD'S TOP WRECK DIVING PHOTOGRAPHERS, ABOUT LAKE ERIE'S MOST MYSTERIOUS AND BEAUTIFUL DEEP-WATER SHIPWRECK. THIS IS NOT JUST A DIVER'S GUIDE BOOK, BUT INCLUDES FACTS THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN PUBLISHED BEFORE, AS ONLY ERIK CAN UNCOVER, AND THE TALES TO GO WITH THEM"
    - JOE PORTER, PUBLISHER, WRECK DIVING MAGAZINE



    Lake Erie Technical Wreck Diving Guide is packed with tales of maritime disaster. Inside you will find sailing ships and steamers which foundered, succumbed to storms, collided and were engulfed in flames. Ships which sunk more than once, or were involved in wars, slave escapes and catastrophic collisions. There are even some wrecks whose full story is still a mystery waiting to be discovered. These daring tales of deep salvage, valuable cargo, submarines, experimental engineering, unknown wrecks, and missing yet-to-be-discovered vessels are revealed by the author’s original research. This new guide brings to life the lost history of the ships, passengers and crew.

    Then there are the dives themselves. Some of the wrecks are remarkably intact for their age. Amongst the features which can be seen are complete wooden ship’s wheels, standing masts, rudders, propellers, portholes, boilers, and steamship hogging arches. The book provides each of the 19 wrecks’ current condition, location, dimensions, hazards and highlights, as well as a description. Photos and archive materials also help bring these rarely dived wrecks to life.

    Featured Shipwrecks: Acme (Propeller), Andrew B, Atlantic, Barge F, Cracker, George J. Whelan, John J. Boland, Jr., Junction 20, Mast Hoop, Oneida (Arches), Oxford (aka Tiller Wreck, Crow's Nest Wreck), Persian, Saint James (aka Schooner X), Schooner G (aka Caledonia, Admiralty Wreck, Dunkirk Schooner), Sir CT Van Straubenzee (aka Yawl Boat Wreck), Smith (Tug), Stern Castle, Swallow, T8
     
  2. CAPTAIN SINBAD

    CAPTAIN SINBAD Divemaster Candidate

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    Looks like the book that belongs on my shelf! Thanks Erik.
     
  3. TTPaws

    TTPaws IDC Staff Instructor

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    Are you going to be at the Baltimore Dive show?
     
  4. Erik Petkovic

    Erik Petkovic Angel Fish

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    I will be. Currently speaking at noon and 4p. Times subject to change. You coming
     
  5. Erik Petkovic

    Erik Petkovic Angel Fish

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    Doing two presentations: Lost Tales of Death & Survival: Shipwrecks of Lake Erie; and Guide to Lake Erie Technical Wreck Diving
     
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  6. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    I WANT ONE!!!!!! ( update: Hardcover ordered, can I get it signed?)
     
  7. Erik Petkovic

    Erik Petkovic Angel Fish

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    Signed and free shipping!
     
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  8. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    DONE!!!! I cherish this stuff that is in my back yard! (Erie)
     
  9. Erik Petkovic

    Erik Petkovic Angel Fish

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    Just got your order. Thank you. Much appreciated! I’ll get it out as soon as the books arrive from the printer! I hope you enjoy it. Lots of work went into it. Have some of the best underwater photographers in it - Becky Schott, Gary Gentile, Steve Gatto, Warren Lo, Pat Clyne, Tom Wilson, Vlada Dekina, etc etc.
     
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  10. TTPaws

    TTPaws IDC Staff Instructor

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    I hope to, it depends on whether or not I have to teach that weekend. I caught (and purchased the book of course) last year. It was a really great talk and I really enjoyed the book.
     

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