Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Fanfares of trumpets and audible sighs of relief from the compilers accompanied the final button press today that sent our Summer Newsletter to the web. Interested parties can download and read it by clicking here and selecting the download option from the first paragraph. The Newsletter has features on the discovery of HMS Ontario, a bio piece on this year's Thibault Award Winner, Barbara Carson and latest mooring news. Hopefully, there will be something for everyone. Now we start the Fall preparation...
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Monday, July 14, 2008
Harold, our Mooring Director, with Tom Rutledge and Mike Hill, made a working visit this morning to the Annie Falconer to place a more permanent, heavy-duty line and POW Buoy on the wreck. These replace the excellent temporary mooring facilities put in place earlier by George and Sue of Ducks Dive. Everything went smoothly with the exchange, giving the divers time to tour the wreck in a leisurely fashion and to conduct a successful search for an abandoned mooring block, which it's hoped we can free from a very firm position in the silt and move for use at the site of the China. The conditions below the surface were excellent; viz of about 60 feet or more (20m) and a bottom temperature of 55F (13C). Topsides, the Lake was quite lumpy, with a breezy Sou'wester blowing strongly.
at 4:53 PM