Alec Crawford in a National Library of Scotland Webinar
Join Alec on Robert Louis Stevenson Day to hear a fascinating story of dramatic deep sea dives, historic shipwrecks, and more.
From galleons and container ships to trawlers and ocean liners, Alec Crawford has dived countless wrecks and is one of the pioneers of deep-water recovery.
In his memoir, Treasure Islands: True Tales of a Shipwreck Hunter, Alec captures all the drama and danger of some of his most thrilling dives. He explores remains of the Spanish Armada and the wreck of the SS Politician, the boat made famous in Whisky Galore! But the biggest prize is one of the most incredible wrecks of all time – the White Star liner Oceanic which, when launched, was the largest ship in the world. Locating the vessel was hard enough, but the dangerous waters off Shetland made this salvage operation the challenge of a lifetime – and the chance to make a fortune.
Join Alec on Robert Louis Stevenson Day to hear his fascinating story and discover just what happened next.