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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Valencia Shipwreck Presentation; Heritage Tourism Position Paper

The Vancouver Maritime Museum will present a free lecture on the 100th anniversary of the wreck of the passenger liner Valencia. The lecture, by naturalist and storyteller Silva Johansson, is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22, 2006, at 7:30 p.m. at the museum, 1905 Ogden Street, Vancouver, BC. The lecture is part of the UASBC's 2006 Underwater Explorations Speaker Series. Sponsors include PADI Canada and the Vancouver Maritime Museum. A donation is requested and seating is limited. For more information, call 604-980-0354. Thanks to "do fundo do mar...Sea bottom" blog for the info.

I found a position paper on the future of cultural and heritage tourism put together in October 2005 by a "US Cultural and Heritage Tourism Summit" in Washington. It's very detailed and discusses economic opportunities and "authenticity," among other things. Heritage tourism is an important way for maritime heritage groups to find revenue to support their preservation and education work.


Blogger Pedro Caleja said...

Thanks Joe.

I replace the name of the ship as you write in your comment in my blog.

2:56 PM


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