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Upcoming meeting -- April 8, 2015

7:30 Program: Discovery of HMS Ontario – Presented by Co-Discoverer Jim Kennard

In the early evening hours of October 31, 1780, the British sloop of war HMS Ontario sank with over 120 men, women, children and prisoners on board during a sudden and violent gale. HMS Ontario is considered to be one of the few "Holy Grail" shipwrecks in the Great Lakes.

For years many divers and shipwreck hunters have searched the lake for the Ontario without success. The most historic shipwreck ever to be discovered in the Great Lakes lay lost for 228 years before being located by Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville in 2008.

Spring into 2015 waterways season with this exciting presentation of a legendary piece of history in our own Great Lake Ontario! See you there!

You can read about the Ontario discovery, with lots of photos, at

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ADK Supervised Volunteer Trail Projects

Since 1986 the ADK has been hosting volunteers to participate in trail projects. In that time over 10,000 volunteers took part in maintaining the trails in the Adirondack Park. Our volunteer program is not just about the trails though. I can say for certain is that all 10,000+ volunteers who participated in the ADK volunteer program left with a sense of stewardship for the Adirondacks. They know firsthand how much hard work, and how rewarding it is to keep our park in tip-top shape.

The Adirondack Mountain Club will always remain dedicated, not only to continue with our volunteer program, but also to look for ways to expand and improve upon it. It is with that attitude that we decided to double the amount of volunteer opportunities next summer. The additional projects will focus on the trails in the Eastern High Peaks. The trails in the High Peaks are in definite need of our hardworking volunteers, and in turn will give them a great opportunity to experience the High Peaks Wilderness.

It is going to be a tall order to fill all of these projects, for this expansion to be possible in the future we need good participation. I am asking for your help in spreading the word about our Supervised Volunteer Trails Program. Your help would mean 10,000 more great experiences, a more pleasant hiking experience, and the protection of wilderness areas and Wild Forests along trail corridors. We have several scholarship opportunities available for our High School Volunteer Program. These scholarships would cover the cost of our participation fee. Our newest addition is the ADK Woods Woman Scholarship. This scholarship is available to high school aged women who want to participate in a volunteer trail project. To register for any of our volunteer opportunities please visit . If you have any questions at all don’t hesitate to contact Andrew:

Thank you all for your continued support.


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