2008 Expedition Log

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2008 Expedition Log

    July 9, 2008 – Wednesday – Archaeology Provides the Details History Has Forgotten |

    One portion of the 2008 project involves marine remote sensing utilizing a marine magnetometer and differential global positioning system (DGPS) to document ferrous metal on the seafloor. The presence of ferrous metal (iron) usually indicates a shipwreck site.

    JULY 8, 2008 – Tuesday – The Canonization of Jack Crowe & Joe Lamontagne |

    “We are not here to make history we are here to prove that it happened” –Disco Dave

    I guess we would probably start with the diving that I have done and the places I have dived I thought I had seen it all, or most of it or the things that mattered anyway. I have done plenty of wreck diving in Papua New Guinea and always appreciated a wreck for what it was, but never really gave much thought

    July 8, 2008 – Tuesday – The Dreaded Blue Line |

    Like most of the other archaeologists, this is my third expedition in search of the Trouvadore. My role, however, also includes the medical aspects of diving as well as keeping the team healthy in our remote location. This is usually not a big deal,

    July 7, 2008 – Monday – Ready-Set-Go! |

    I came to Provo from the Cayman Islands, but via Ireland – and the World Archaeology Congress. So, when landing here on Saturday 5 July I delivered good wishes and positive energy from many of our colleagues around the world for a successful expedition. And when I left Ireland, a lady in airport security

    July 6, 2008 – Sunday – What to do? Adapt! |

    Little did I think when I got up this morning that in a few hours I’d be on a plane to Grand Turk. The past week, indeed the past 48 hours, have been filled with uncertainty.

    July 5, 2008 – Saturday – Aboard the Turks & Caicos Explorer II |

    We are finally all together, having collected our crew members flying in from the Cayman Islands, Florida, Canada, Texas, Arizona, and even Australia. An expedition like this requires that you assemble three things in the same place at the same time: the people, the boat, and the equipment. We have two out of the three