In this short video, Dani explains why SS City of Medicine Hat is her favourite shipwreck. Check out her blog entry on other shipwrecks from her home province.
Hello! My name is Dani. I’m a student at the University of Southampton and I’m a facilitator on the course. My favourite shipwreck is the SS City of Medicine Hat. It was found in a city called Saskatoon, which is in central Canada – that makes it about three days’ drive from the nearest ocean. It was a paddle steamer used to ferry passengers up and down the river. It sank in 1909 when it hit some underwater telegraph cables. It was found a few years ago, and they found about a thousand artefacts with it. It’s my favourite shipwreck because three days from the ocean and we still find maritime archaeology and that’s pretty exciting!