Past Events & Activities in 2023
February 15: Poseidon: Britain's Lost Submarine in China, a documentary movie by Steven Schwankert at Bahrs Landing Restaurant and via Zoom
This exciting and memorable 2013 documentary , The Poseidon Project is about the search for the lost Royal Navy submarine HMS Poseidon. On 9 June 1931, HMS Poseidon, one of the Royal Navy's state-of-the-art submarines, was conducting routine drills near a leased British navy base off the coast of Shandong province when it collided with a Chinese cargo ship, tearing a hole in its starboard side.
Afterwards, American author and scuba diver Steven Schwankert, who discovered the sunken submarine's forgotten history, and who wrote its final and previously unknown chapter, responded to a lively Q&A form the in-person audience and from Zoomers.
The documentary may be watched on Vimeo HERE for a small charge. Steven Schwankert spent 25 years in China as an explorer, writer, and editor. In addition to "The Poseidon Project," he co-created the 2021 book and documentary project "The Six," tracing the history of the Titanic's Chinese passengers. In 2003, he established Beijing's first professional dive center. He is a native of New Jersey and alumnus of Holmdel High School. The book on the search and discovery of the submarine may be purchased HERE
January 25: NMHA Annual General meeting and Dinner at Bahrs Landing Restaurant, Highlands, NJ
This was NMHA's first in-person dinner and AGM since 2020, and, in the face of heavy rain and wind, thirty five stalwart Members and Friends attended for a great social evening and to hear about NMHA's 2022 activities and plans for 2023.
NMHA and the assembled company also honored the long service of Gayle Horvath, NMHA co-founder, Trustee, and Treasurer, who is retiring to North Carolina.
For the presentation of 2022 and 2023 plans, click HERE.