Patacho of Pedro Diaz

The weather cometh

By November 19, 2014July 14th, 2015No Comments

We knew the weather was coming to ruin our plans, but decided to work today despite the wind and rain because the heavy pounding is due tomorrow. First things first, we decided to draw a greeting in the sand for our fellow Aggies.

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Next, we set out to sea to try and accomplish as much as possible before the storm. We returned to EBT1 and continued recording the site, getting scaled images and video of the objects we found yesterday, such as the iron knee. We also surveyed a massive grid 100 m x 60 m through the middle of the wreck site and recorded all features for the site plan. This plan will be the job of a few of our archaeologists during the evenings over the next few weeks.

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Our second team flew back and forth across the bay braving the wind and rain in our second RHIB, donated to the project by partners Subnauta, and investigated magnetic anomalies and multibeam features from the 2012 and 2013 surveys. We found nothing of interest except a partially-buried iron concretion which we discovered on the last dive. We marked that site for a return visit, then returned to the marina to wash dive gear and demobilize for the evening. Was a good day despite the chop and rain, and we remained on schedule.

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