Events - Event View
This is the "Event Detail" view, showing all available information for this event.
If the event has passed, click the "Event Report" button to read a report and view photos that were uploaded.
MEMBERSHIP MEETING with Spike McCray --deep sea diver
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:00 PM
is not Required
Members pay for their own charges
Come meet deep sea diver Spike McCray at the March 22nd Skihawk meeting. Remember the big brass “helmets” with thick glass “windows” and air hoses? Spike was a diver before the advent of the aqualung. His grandfather was renowned the world over. Spike’s dad developed a special helmet that soon became recognized in the industry. Spike’ dad ran McCray Salvage from age 19 to age 70. Spike dove up to 250 feet and up to 2,000 feet in diving bells, all before 1970. (This is of Jules Vern legends.) We look forward to hearing about his career as a diver and the story of the broken glass in his helmet. As Spike’s dad said “anybody can blow bubbles, but a diver needs to also be a tenderer, a foreman, and a superintendent”. You’ll understand why after Spike’s talk.