July 22nd: Just One, Teenie-Weenie, Tiny, Little, 40 Meter Timber…

Filipe working on the siteplan on the makeshift drafting table

Filipe working on the siteplan on the makeshift drafting table

Fabe doing the photodocumentation work in the office

Fabe doing the photodocumentation work in the office

Back underwater, Filipe and one of our photographers, Fabe, took pictures of the unexcavated area outside the wreck in an effort to identify any structures that could provide us with clues in the excavation. So far, we’ve only found small concretions in these areas. One interesting find was a piece of rigging, a block to be exact. If the concretions diden’t drift underwater and stayed in relative alignment with where they were on the ship when it hit the bottom, that block could be indicative of the location of either the main-mast or fore-mast of the ship. One clue that would help us immensely but has evaded us completely is finding the keel of the ship. With the keel, we would be able to understand things like the length of the ship, the location of the masts, the bow and stern, and hopefully whether we are looking at a deck or the bottom of the hull.

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