Phase III – August 7

Doug Kesling tosses the tag line during recovery

Sony PC10 video camera, Gates housing

Tane Casserley loads a dock cart with tanks

The Winds, THe Waves, The Current

Monday, August 7, 2000 – Today’s participants:
  • Team 1 – Kyle Creamer
  • Team 1 – Terrence Tysall
  • Team 2 – Tamara Ebert
  • Team 2 – Ken Johns (NURC)
  • Team 2 – Tane Casserley (ECU)
  • Support – Grant Graves
  • Support – John Barone
  • Standby Diver – Andrew Donn
  • Chase Boat Support – Bill Gambrill
  • Diving Supervisor – Doug Kesling (NURC)
  • DMT – Clyde Martin
  • Photographer – Cindy Creamer
  • Project Director and Chief Archeologist – Dr. John Broadwater
  • MNMS Historian – Jeff Johnston
  • Captain, R/V Cape Fear – Dan Aspenleiter
  • The Mate – Mike Rodaway

Despite the marginal conditions, we headed out to the site at our usual time. The winds had been blowing all night ant the seas were choppy and 4 to 5 feet. The current was strong again today, but not as bad as yesterday when the float ball had been pulled underwater. The Captain was concerned that the conditions would worsen throughout the day. So, we deployed Team 1 and Team 2 at the same time and both on a 30 minute bottom time.

The conditions on the bottom were marginal. We had 68 degrees, 30 feet of visibility and about one knot of current. Team 1 continued to work in the engine/fireroom and Team 2 worked around the stern. We only have 3 days left and alot of things left to do. We also have the possibility of our weather window closing down on us. We’ll have to see tomorrow.

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Hi Tammy!
Sorry to hear about the toadfish.. I’m really enjoying reading of your updates! I’m assuming you’re not having the same problem that we did today while finishing up our rescue class… the visibility was, uh, an inch? Gotta love Blass Lake! Keep up the hard work – see you soon!

The sea bass are kinda bad, too. Thanks for keeping track. See you soon.

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