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Media Release
April 7, 2016
Halifax, NS

Rob Rondeau Shares Secrets of Titanic at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is delighted to be hosting acclaimed marine archaeologist Rob Rondeau, as part of their Beneath the Waves Lecture Series. Join Mr. Rondeau on Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. as he looks at the sinking of RMS Titanic and the ongoing efforts to preserve her artifacts and protect the wreck site.

Having studied shipwrecks for almost twenty years, Mr. Rondeau has extensively studied both the RMS Titanic and Empress of Ireland. His first-hand experience will allow participants to explore comparisons of both shipwrecks.

A special Q & A and book signing will follow. “Titanic Lives: On Board, Destination Canada” is available for purchase at the Pier 21 Gift Shop.

Quick Facts

  • A special Empress of Ireland - Canada’s Titanic guided tour with curator Dan Conlin will start at 6 p.m.
  • Rob Rondeau is a Marine Archaeologist and Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.
  • Rob Rondeau is the author of the best-selling book, “Titanic Lives: On Board, Destination Canada”.

Quote

"We are thrilled to welcome acclaimed marine archaeologist Rob Rondeau to the Museum as part of our Beneath the Waves Lecture Series. This event will be a wonderful opportunity for our community to learn more about two historically significant shipwrecks that continue to fascinate our society. Rob Rondeau has been researching shipwrecks for almost twenty years. His knowledge and passion for marine archaeology makes him a great fit for our lecture series."

- Rebecca MacKenzie-Hopkins, Public Programs Manager

This event is open to media. Please contact Stéphanie Comeau in advance to schedule interviews with the keynote speaker. Mr. Rondeau is also available for media interviews prior to the event.

Media Contacts

Stéphanie Comeau
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
(902) 425-7770 ext. 264
scomeau@pier21.ca