Autumn 2011 plans

We are contemplating a massive reconnaissance project to run from18  August to 10 November 2011, to investigate a long list of targets (372 at current count) in the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and off Cape Henlopen.  A draft project plan is attached as a .pdf file.

The idea is to start when Roper returns from her summer soujourn at St. Augustine, and to finish in time to pull the U-1105 buoy on 12-13 November for the winter.  "We are ready now ... as soon as we refuel."

Anyone interested in participating as a diver, tender, boat-driver or researcher would be very welcome, subject to our rule against disturbing sites or disclosing them to others who might: "no take, no talk."  Some of the diving will be easy, and some challenging.  All of it will be low-viz or no-viz.  Most targets are in 40 feet or less, but some are as deep as 90 feet.

If you would like to sign up or get more information please use the "contact" link or email david.howe@maritimehistory.org.