Dinner and Daytime Program Speaker
Author, diver, videographer
Joan Forsberg, well-known maritime historian, scuba diver, author, lecturer, photographer, and videographer,loves to explore shipwrecks, particularly those in the Great Lakes. She is a member of the International Woman Divers Hall of Fame and has her underwater archaeology certifications from Great Britainís Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS).
Joan has a degree in History and has been the Chairman of the Shipwrecks and our Maritime Heritage Room at Chicagoís Our World Ė Underwater Show since 1996. She is the author of the scuba celebrity cook-and-tell book, Diverís Guide to the Kitchen, and articles in magazines such as Immersed, Great Lakes Boating, and Wreck Diving (for which she works as Copy Editor). Joan has co-authored three books and co-produced 14 documentaries, five shipwreck maps and many shipwreck postcards with Great Lakes historian, author, underwater photographer and husband, Cris Kohl.
In her three terms as President of the Underwater Archaeological Society of Chicago (2008, 2009, 2010), she spearheaded several significant maritime history projects, particularly the sinking of the historic ship named the Buccaneer as the newest shipwreck site off Chicago. In 2011 she was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Women Divers Hall of Fame and received the Underwater Archaeological Society Award for "many years of leadership and dedication".
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