For many years, Grenada has been known…
The Island Blog
- September 2th 2011
October 22, 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the sinking of the Bianca C Cruise Ship in Grenada’s coastal waters. Included among the ‘Top 10 Wreck Sites in the World,’ this ship has been referred to as the ‘Titanic of the Caribbean.’ In fact it remains the largest shipwreck in the entire Caribbean region for experienced divers, and is a local, regional and international icon among diving enthusiasts.
As the 50th Anniversary approaches, various activities are scheduled to commemorate and pay tribute to those whose efforts resulted in the rescue and safe keeping of the crew and passengers of the ship.
It is expected that this event will give persons the opportunity to view exhibits retrieved from the sunken treasure as well as photographs, artifacts and stories of those who saw, assisted and housed the victims of the vessel among other items. A painting of the large sized vessel will also be auctioned and a replica of the ‘Christ of the Deep’ statue will be placed among those at the Underwater Sculpture Park.
Additionally, a commemorative plaque will be placed on the Bianca C and another on the ‘Christ of the Deep’ statue in the Underwater Sculpture Park. Other activities for non divers such as picnics on our famous Grand Anse Beach will also be held. This is an historic event that should not be missed!
For more information:
Grenada Board of Tourism
P.O. Box 293