Death in Number Two Shaft : The Underwater Exploration of Newfoundland's Bell Island Mine

Death in Number Two Shaft : The Underwater Exploration of Newfoundland's Bell Island Mine

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In 2007, one of a team of expert cave divers died in strange circumstances while exploring Bell Island's flooded Iron-ore Mine in Newfoundland, Canada. Joe Steffen's death was a terrible shock for his team-mates and an unexpected and unwelcome tragedy for his friends and family. Although the expedition continued until its scheduled conclusion, and successfully placed two kilometres of permanent guideline in the mine's network of passageways and galleries, Steffen's death closed the mine to further exploration and the possibility of guided dives for almost a decade.In his new book, best-selling author Steve Lewis tells the story of Steffen's death and its aftermath, from his perspective as expedition leader and Steffen's roommate during their time together in Newfoundland. He writes honestly about the profound effect his friend's death had on him, how it wove itself into his life - both underwater and above - until finally, somewhere on the road to Spain's Santiago de Compostela, how he rid himself of the heartache and guilt associated with it.He says: "I needed to write this book because it turns out the story of Bell Island is more important than four shipwrecks, several square kilometres of flooded mine, and a dead friend. What started out as one local man's quest to put Bell Island on every diver's bucket list, became much more complex than anyone - certainly any of the people involved in that quest - would have guessed."


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Details

Author(s)
Steve Lewis
Format
Paperback | 180 pages
Dimensions
133 x 203 x 10mm | 209g
Publication date
28 Jul 2018
Publisher
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
1724493248
ISBN13
9781724493248