SHIP

2011 schedule, revised again

Field work will start on 21 February, and we have added some items to the list.  The updated schedule is attached.  Dust off and tune up your dive gear, folks -- this will be a very busy year.

Autumn 2011 plans

We are contemplating a massive reconnaissance project to run from18  August to 10 November 2011, to investigate a long list of targets (372 at current count) in the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and off Cape Henlopen.  A draft project plan is attached as a .pdf file.

The idea is to start when Roper returns from her summer soujourn at St. Augustine, and to finish in time to pull the U-1105 buoy on 12-13 November for the winter.  "We are ready now ... as soon as we refuel."

new boat

The new-to-us skiff is operational and legal.  She will work in shallow waters and decent weather, and can handle four divers with gear -- maybe six at most.  26 feet, 20+ knots, 1970 Pacemaker "Alglas" hull, 1996 Chevy 350 engine (straight inboard), center console, extra fuel tanks, all USCG-required gear, VHF, WAAS DGPS, &c.

She needs a name.  Suggestions?

Kojo Nnamdi Show, Monday 10/25/10

IMH and our Mount Vernon project were featured today on the Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU (88.5 FM).  For a transcript go to http://thekojonnamdishow.org/ for 10/25/10, and click on Listen under Underwater Archaeology.

 

Mount Vernon preliminary report (revised)

A revised preliminary report is attached for the Mount Vernon project, 24 April - 1 May 2010.  The formal, detailed report will follow in due course.

 

Mount Vernon project

IMH and LAMP (the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program of the St.

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