Thursday, 17 January 2013

Ottawa Branch OGS monthly meeting: Shipwrecks and Sorrows

Kurt Johnson is the welcome return speaker on Saturday, 19 January, with presentation Shipwrecks and Sorrows: Maiden voyage of the 100th Regiment
"Shipping out to Canada in 1805, the new 100th Regiment of 900 Irish soldiers aboard five troopships met with maritime disasters in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Only seven survived one shipwreck off Newfoundland while 340 men, women and children on that tall ship died. Two other troopships were wrecked off Nova Scotia."
The talk starts at 1:30 pm at City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive. Enjoy free refreshments (cookies, tea, coffee) and networking at 1 pm and a meeting of the computer special interest group at 3:15 pm.
Information on simulcast for members at http://ogsottawa.on.ca/

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