By Dave Ball, MMS, and Ben Ford, TAMU
The final artifacts were excavated from the site today as additional sections of the hull were exposed in order to collect information on the vessel’s construction. Photo-mosaic surveys have been collected throughout the excavation process in order to accurately document the site. Once the final artifacts are retrieved, the clean up and backfilling process will begin.
We have already removed most of the tools that have been used to conduct this excavation at 4,000 feet below the water’s surface, and will soon cover over all of the exposed hull remains in order to preserve the integrity of the wood. If we remain on our current schedule, we should be returning to dock some time tomorrow afternoon.