Over the centuries the notorious Cape of Storms has been the graveyard of scores of ships and claimed hundreds of lives and tons of valuable cargo. It is also the place where deliberate sinkings have occurred (obsolete naval craft) and ammunition has been dumped. It is therefore a rich maritime archaeological environment. This talk will focus on a selection of sailing ships that rounded Cape Point and met their fate – through human error or plain ignorance – along the False Bay and Atlantic Deep South coastlines during the late 18th – early 19th centuries. Later talks will deal with the wrecks of steamships and naval craft.
Gary Mills is a professional diver and has explored dozens of wrecks, photographed them, and retrieved items of value. He will give an illustrated talk that will also take us underwater to the various sea-graves.
This promises to be a very interesting evening and we hope you will join us.
DATE: Tuesday 29 May at 8pm
VENUE: Kalk Bay Community Centre
SPEAKER: Gary Mills
Visitors are more than welcome – R20 at the door which includes tea/coffee and biscuits afterwards
Derek Stuart Findlay Chair Kalk Bay Historical Association - 021 788 2502