Since his first dive at age 15, Selwyn has been fascinated by the shipwrecks scattered in the waters around Weymouth and Portland,, always a graveyard for ships in the treacherous currents and depths. He has chronicled over 300 ships sunk off Chesil Beach, some dating to before 1700. With modern sonar equipment, he is part of the local project scanning the seabed for more wrecks and other sunken objects. His book Treasure of the Golden Grape, tells of the dark days of Weymouth in the 16th. century, when piracy and wrecking were common.
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Rotary Club of Bridport members get involved in many and varied ways to support local causes, and other good causes too. Click on the related pages button for some specific activities...and scroll down to see some other examples of our activities...more