IMH's field projects for 2014 include the following --
1 Help Scott Tucker assess a 1680s site (done)
2 Search for eight sites in St Mary's River for Maryland Historical Trust (July)
2a Inspect a storm anchor in St Mary's River, Maryland (July)
3 Assess a dozen WWI wooden steamers at Widewater, Virginia (September - October)
3a Assess 14 Pootomac sites en route to Widewater (September)
4 Continue mapping Civil War wrecks at Quantico, Virginia (October)
Roper has finished her spring haul-out. Major work included plumbing the fuel, water, and exhaust lines for the diesel generator, and adding an anchor windlass and roller, a new Furuno 500 autopilot, and one more antenna for an AirMar flux-gate compass and GPS for the autopilot. Profound thanks to the energetic and capable Brendan Burke of the St Augustine Lighthouse & Museum; to IMH stalwarts Cynthia Loden Dowdle, Isabel Mack, Dawn Cheshaek, Kebret Andarge, John Dowdle, Kirk Pierce, and David Wright; and to Rick Meatyard and his gallant crew at Tall Timbers Marina.
IMH will partner with the Maryland Historical Trust, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, the Mount Vernon Ladies Association, and the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program to conduct the first known underwater survey at Mount Vernon. Details are in the attached pdf file.
20 - 21 Feb SHIP Md scan & map
27 - 28 Feb " "
6 Mar - 11 Apr Roper haul, fix, sand and paint
Sat., 13 Mar Crownsville MD Maryland Archaeology Workshop
The February issue just came out and has a cover article about IMH and the U-1105.
Here is my latest video from the U-1105 dive we did on August 30th.
She safely returned from St. Augustine on Friday, 7 August. The folks at LAMP worked her hard and took very good care of her. She is fully operational for the upcoming field school in the Potomac.
We might take her south again next year for another session, perhaps with some modifications -- including better stowage on deck and below, and a small derrick for lifting more ballast from the site LAMP is working.