We will once again be at the Mystic Aquarium for our Annual Banquet! We are excited to announce that our presenter will be Ryan King who will be sharing his experience Searching for the Eagle 56.
Anything is Possible: Hunt for Eagle 56
So much of the ocean is still unexplored. Don’t wait for big government agencies, universities, or other groups to tell you about what they found. Get out there and explore!
In April of 1945, the sinking of the Eagle 56 was classified as an accident. It took more than 50 years and the diligent work of an amateur historian to convince the navy that the ship was sunk by a German torpedo. Even though the sailors were eligible for Purple Hearts, the wreckage still remained undiscovered. The final resting place of the Eagle 56 remained a mystery for another 15 years until divers from the Nomad Exploration Team finally located and documented the wreckage in more than 200 ft of water off the coast of Maine. In the process, the team brought closure to the families, provided definitive proof to the Navy, and told the stories of the men of the Eagle 56 through the Smithsonian Channel documentary, Hunt for Eagle 56.