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  1. Scott McWilliam

    Ontario Underwater Archaeology

    This link takes you to a short film dealing with underwater archaeology and the diving regulation in Ontario. https://www.academia.edu/video/kOaJr1
  2. Scott McWilliam

    Ontario's professional Maritime Archaeology

    Underwater Archaeology in Ontario, The subject and discussion of Underwater Archaeology enjoys increased popularity in the sport diving community. At this stage in my life, I find this gratifying. When I started out there were only a half dozen archaeologists in the province with any kind of...
  3. Scott McWilliam

    Ontario's professional Maritime Archaeology

    This link will take you to a National Post article on the discovery of a broken Avro Arrow model that has been located on the bottom of Lake Ontario. https://nationalpost.com/news/canada...box=1602170364 This is an interesting story but what happened with it is very interesting. It was posted...
  4. Scott McWilliam

    Ontario's professional Maritime Archaeology

    I am continuing to plug along and have been emailing and working away with a number of diving certification agencies, dive clubs shops etc., and I have also been looking at the numbers. In Ontario for there to be proportional representation, there would have to be 131,818 sport divers at this...
  5. Scott McWilliam

    Ontario's professional Maritime Archaeology

    The Truth About Submerged Cultural Resource Management In Canada with no graduate or undergraduate program in Underwater Archaeology, archaeologists have understandably been unable to generate a SMRC plan for the Province. Archaeologists are not particularly well educated for SCRM they spend...
  6. Scott McWilliam

    Ontario's professional Maritime Archaeology

    Diver Based Submerged Cultural Resource Management Conceptually, the idea of diver Based Submerged Cultural Resource Management originated in Ontario as a direct result of ongoing dysfunctional management. Ontario heritage legislation and the Ontario Marine Heritage Committee both came into...
  7. Scott McWilliam

    Ontario's professional Maritime Archaeology

    Underwater archaeology in the wake of the Atlantic trial, check out the file!
  8. Scott McWilliam

    Ontario's professional Maritime Archaeology

    A Faint light at the end of the tunnel? My internet ramblings have not gone unnoticed. It has been flattering that it has been read not only by leaders in the diving community but by many archaeologists. An exploitable opportunity may be available at the Ontario Archaeological Societies Annual...
  9. Scott McWilliam

    Ontario's professional Maritime Archaeology

    Implementation While there are many things to consider in developing policy and planning for Ontario’s submerged cultural resource management future, I think these are of a lesser magnitude, perhaps idiosyncratic details. These can be discussed but the three points I have mentioned are the...
  10. Scott McWilliam

    Ontario's professional Maritime Archaeology

    Objective Three. 1. Clarify and rectify the issues between underwater archaeology and the Ministry of Labour in Ontario. Argument. a. This problem was originated with the then Ministry Underwater Archaeologist and if there is justice and equity in Ontario, the “you broke it you...
  11. Scott McWilliam

    Ontario's professional Maritime Archaeology

    Objective Two 1. Control OMHC and advocate for a diver friendly Ontario. Recognizing the invaluable contribution sport divers have made to our understanding of our Great Lakes maritime cultural heritage. Advocating, facilitating, educating, promoting, and assisting avocational research efforts...
  12. Scott McWilliam

    Ontario's professional Maritime Archaeology

    Objective One 1. Through the ballot box, move The Ontario Marine Heritage Committee to adopt the UNESCO guidelines for underwater archaeology as found in, the manual for activities at Underwater Cultural Heritage. Then advocating for Ministry to adopt the guidelines and Canada to join UNESCO...
  13. Scott McWilliam

    Ontario's professional Maritime Archaeology

    I am writing a series of posts that will outline objectives as we move to a more democratic Diver based Submerged Cultural Resources Management Plan for Ontario and eventually Canada. Good ideas are always welcome. Part of good planning is avoiding the same old mistakes others have made so I...
  14. Scott McWilliam

    Ontario's professional Maritime Archaeology

    Well, a colleague who works for the Ministry has been doing some reading but there has been no response from the Ministry. I started a private FaceBook group called Diver Based Submerged Cultural resource management on my FaceBook page and anyone looking for a change is welcome to join me...
  15. Scott McWilliam

    Ontario's professional Maritime Archaeology

    It is the kind of work that can use all the help it can get. All three organizations you have mentioned, OUC, SOS, and POW receive funding from the Government of Ontario that makes up the core of their annual operational budget. Subsequently, they are all subject to government influence. The...
  16. Scott McWilliam

    Ontario's professional Maritime Archaeology

    Big Problem or Little Problem? As divers in the waters of Ontario, it may be time to deal with the OMHC problem. Yes, they are powerless but they have the ear of power. As I have been researching it occurs to me that there are different types of solutions some with long term benefits, other's...
  17. Scott McWilliam

    Ontario's professional Maritime Archaeology

    The Current Effort to Restrict Sport Diver Access to Shipwrecks in Ontario Over the years there have been a great many plans to limit diver access to shipwreck sites in Ontario. With rare exceptions, these have fortunately all failed. Looking back on these some have been amusing. The main...
  18. Scott McWilliam

    Ontario's professional Maritime Archaeology

    OK, I got in touch with Academia and let them know I was not happy about that but as usual, the customer service people cannot do Jack about how the App is setup. The quick solution is to mark it as spam and block the sender. I parked that paper there to be read and was not expecting it to be...
  19. Scott McWilliam

    Ontario's professional Maritime Archaeology

    Wow, thank you for bringing this to my attention. I know that when other people read my work there that they find a lot of advertising but this is the first I have heard about this spam business.
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