Phase I – May 3

John Broadwater helps Gary Byrd suit up The team prepares to dive Chase boat waits for divers to complete deco Project Participants and Sponsors Monitor National Marine Sancuary Mariners’ Museum Monitor Center The Mariners’ Museum National Undersea Research Center Maritime Studies Program, East Carolina University R/V Cape Fear Coast Guard …

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Phase I – May 2

Broadwater records info from the day’s activities Johnston waits on deck for the divers to return Terrence Tysall as dive supervisor Gallagher prepares to support dive Doug Kesling as DMT waits on the deck Carl Saieva of Sartek prepares to support dive Project Participants and Sponsors Monitor National Marine Sancuary …

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Phase I – May 1

Ken Johns prepares to dive Team 1 for today Standby diver – Conrad Pfeifer Divers climb the ladder during recovery Day 1 on the Monitor Monday, May 1, 2000 – Today’s participants: Team 1 – Ken Johns (NURC) Team 1 – Kyle Creamer Team 2 – Grant Graves Team 2 …

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Phase I – April 30

Frank Cantelas helps Pete Goutmann prepare to dive Team 1 for today Broadwater tosses out the tag line for the divers Deco cylinders are handed up during diver recovery Back to Sea Sunday, April 30, 2000 – Today’s participants: Kyle Creamer Grant Graves Ken Schneider Pete Goutmann Terrence Tysall Mike …

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Phase I – April 29

Chase boat with support diver watch for a lift bag Our dive platform the R/V Cape Fear Kyle waits in the dive well to deploy The NURC portable fill station The 18/50 trimix supply cylinders The gas supply in the BMF Weathered Out Saturday, April 29, 2000 – We got …

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Phase I – April 28

First dive team and support divers Captain Dan heads back in rough weather Tune-ups Begin Friday, April 28, 2000 – Today’s participants: Kyle Creamer Grant Graves Ken Schneider Pete Goutmann Terrence Tysall Tim Gallagher John Barone Doug Kesling (NURC) Ken Johns (NURC) Frank Cantelas (ECU) Steve Sellers (ECU) Gary Byrd …

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Phase I – April 27

Ken Johns fills cylinders John Barone takes the Scientific Diver exam Pete Goutmann takes the Scientific Diver exam Equipment, Equipment, Equipment Thursday, April 27, 2000 – The day’s activities commenced this morning with the unloading of gas into the BMF (boat maintenance facility) building at the Coast Guard Station. After …

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Phase I – April 26

The Team Assembles Kyle and Terrence left the Boston-Framingham area after a presentation at the Metrowest Dive Club’s Wrecks 2000 Symposium on the morning of the 22nd. We then traveled to Long Island, New York to meet with Carl Saieva of Sartek Industries, Inc., one the Cambrian Foundation’s gracious Sponsors. …

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Search and Discovery

History of the Edmund Fitzgerald–Discovery and Exploration The site of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald was located on November 14, 1975, just 4 days after her sinking. The area was surveyed by the 180-foot Coast Guard Cutter Woodrush, which was equipped with side-scan sonar. The survey indicated two objects, …

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Loss and Search

History of the Edmund Fitzgerald–Loss and Search At around 7:25 p.m., on the 10th of November, 1975, the snow which had all but eliminated visibility on Lake Superior lifted. The lights of three other ships could be seen by Captain Jesse Cooper of the Arthur M. Anderson. The lights of …

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