Our next luncheon meeting is:
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Join us for our Christmas luncheon!
GUEST SPEAKER: Ken Croasdale, PEng, CEng, FCAE, Ice Engineering Consultant
Abstract: Ken will tell the story of the Wanderer, one of the last great commercial sailing ships. Her keel was laid down in 1890 in Liverpool and she sailed the world until being sank in a collision in Hamburg Harbour in 1905. Her story was the subject of a book and a narrative poem by John Masefield aptly called “the Wanderer of Liverpool”. There are lines in the poem which inspired others including Neville Shute who was an aeronautical engineer as well as a popular novel writer (think – “A Town Like Alice” – “On the Beach” etc.). Ken will trace that linkage and the significant engineering predictions by Shute which were uncannily similar to the disastrous crashes of the De Havilland Comet, the first commercial passenger jet aircraft. Maybe some lessons can be drawn from all of this! Regardless, sit back and enjoy our SNAME Christmas lunch!
Speaker Biography: Ken Croasdale has been a part of our Arctic Section for many years. Ken graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of London in 1959, moving to Canada in 1968 to work in Imperial Oil’s research department in Calgary. He was first involved in Arctic work in 1969 when Imperial was starting to drill offshore in the Beaufort Sea. He learned ice engineering “on the job” and has been privileged to work on many pioneering projects worldwide and with many colleagues over the years
At the Westin Hotel, 320 4th Avenue SW, Calgary
Check-in: 11:30-12:00, luncheon and presentation: 12:00-1:00
Be sure to RSVP prior to the day.