Weeather willing, Roper will sail from Tall Timbers for Florida on Saturday, 22 May, and arrive at St.Augustine around 27 May. She will be on loan to LAMP throughout June for field work and a field school.
I hope to bring her back north in early July to continue SHIP reconnaissance in the Potomac, return to Mount Vernon, and reconnaissance of the Potomac and Anacostia in DC. Other possible work this fall includes another field session at Lewes, reconnaissance of Fort Elsborg along the DE/NJ shoreline, and reconnaissance in Virginia rivers. It all depends on funding.